London Football Journeys first Give London grant
London Football Journeys works across London with young people who are at risk of being marginalised by using participatory video and football as tools to facilitate leadership, skill development and to promote community cohesion.
Weâ€™re delighted to announce that in early August, London Football Journeys was awarded ÂŁ3,972 from Give London, which contributed towards the delivery of their participatory video and football exchanges with 58 young people from three youth centres and two schools in Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Hackney and Harrow.
The grant allowed them to offer high quality youth workshops supporting young people from deprived areas to meet and mix with each other and achieve nationally recognised qualifications titled Community Development and Leadership through the Open College Network.
It also enabled LFJ to broaden its offer to young people by developing their Ambassadors programme, where young people who have already completed the LFJ programme help deliver it for further groups.
They have been able to work with young people to co-plan and co-deliver their 4th annual celebration event that took place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 26th November. Their young Ambassadors delivered activities on the day, speaking about their experiences and promoting LFJ to get more communities involved in their 2017 programme.
Quote from a young person at one of their youth clubs: "In my opinion LFJ gave me the opportunity to mix with other youth clubs and put all other differences we have to one side and just play the beautiful game. LFJ played out as a link between all youth clubs binding them with each other making one big youth club that can play together."