Useful Links and local resources



Careers advice for year 9 upwards

BOOST program aimed at 15-19 year olds who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET). Resilience based interventions to include interventions, one to one mentoring, family engagement and holiday/evening activities



Young Urban Arts Foundation


Empowering young people by strengthening well-being and providing access to opportunities that celebrate creativity, culture, and belonging. Work with schools, record music, podcasts etc

Free Music Production Bus workshop for 11-19 year olds E9

info@yuaf.org.uk Shauna O’Briain


Irish Causeway


Working with young Asylum Seekers and Young LGBTQ+ people in a supported accommodation capacity (16+)


Ibrahim Munu – Support worker in Hackney


The Interlink Foundation


Supporting Orthodox Jewish groups in Hackney




Urban MBA


Urban MBA – runs youth projects in the borough

“The Objective of Urban MBA is to re-train and re-educate disadvantaged, marginalised and in most cases disengaged young adults (our primary target is 18 – 25, but not exclusive) using enterprise and life skills to equip them with transferable assets so they are in a position to find employment or to start an enterprise” (from website)



The Huddleston Centre


Range of programs for disabled CYP - activities in evenings and holidays. Currently based in Homerton.






Online support for mental wellbeing for CYP


Aliana Aguila


Police Cadets


For 10-18 year old YP

Work out of the youth hub - forest road




Hoxton Hall


Music, dance, drama and arts groups for YP aged 7-19


Poppy Kay –youth hubs manager




Turkish and Kurdish community centre


run youth residentials, offer mental health support to YP and families for example ‘tea time’ groups to support people with their life difficulties - email gulnihal@daymer.org or

info@daymer.org . Turkish speaking J


Immediate Theatre


Run a variety of groups – Estate based youth theatre - eleven free weekly youth theatres on Estates across Hackney for young people from ages 5-25, including a dedicated session for young people with disabilities. We also offer school holiday projects which provide participants with hot food or refreshments.

Also run Pathways to employment (16-25) and

Interactions – creative 6 week program for 13-19 year olds who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and

Schools workshops Kyarna Morris, Schools Coordinator, via kyarna@immediate-theatre.com



Jo Carter


The Wickers Charity


Support for 8-21 year olds in hackney wick to divert YP away from crime and violence. They hold summer programs https://wickers.org.uk/





6-18 years Estate based youth provision – Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Clubs

MORNINGSIDE:  Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays between 6.00 and 9.00 p.m.

GASCOYNE:  Mondays and Wednesday between 6.00 and 9.00 p.m.




Pembury Estate


Youth led workers on the estate for CYP between 8-18 years old



Hackney Quest


Based in E9

CYP 8-25 years old

Offer includes mentoring, music production, sexual health drop in, employability for 14+, have just started employing a counsellor



Janita - Youth Manager


Hackney Empire

14-19 year old free training opportunities


Fatima Sheekhuna – Youth Lead



Skyway Charity

Provost St, N1

Empower YP to make positive choices regarding their future – for 6-19 year olds

Music production, sports, girls and boys groups


Ruhina Begum


Inspire Education Business Partnership



Josh woods – partnerships manager josh.woods@inspire-ebp.org.uk  work with primary and secondary schools re employability and mentoring.


Hackney Housing


Kelly Edwards – Oversees resident participation in Hackney housing – developing youth opportunities across the estates



Tropical Isles


Youth program in carnival arts, employments, empowerment. Based in De Beauvoir Road. They work with industry mentors

https://tropicalislescarnival.org/ info@tropicalislescarnival.org

Marva Antoine


Pedro Youth Club


Clapton based

Boxing, sport and wellbeing community club for 4-21 year olds.


Maralyn Gordon info@pedroclub.com


Chatsworth Youth Club


youth program on Chatsworth road

Monday and Wednesday – various offers; appears faith based (Christian)

8-11 years old after school club

Joycelyn Dankwa