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Improving the lives of young people is now a group effort

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Image captionImage 1: Launch of the new H&F Partnership for Young People at the Lyric in Hammersmith

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A new initiative to boost opportunities for young people has been launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

The new H&F Partnership for Young People is made up of a wide range of residents and organisations committed to making a difference for young people in the borough. This includes H&F Council, schools, youth providers, community and voluntary groups, sports and arts organisations, funders, businesses and – most importantly – young people.

By working together, the partnership will enable organisations to achieve better outcomes than they could on their own by sharing ideas, resources, knowledge and expertise, leveraging funding for bigger and better projects and raising their profile for the benefit of more young residents.

“We are very lucky to have so many local organisations and individuals with the best interests of young residents at heart,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Education.

“This exciting new initiative will enable them to work together like never before, helping to make the borough a great place for young people.”

The partnership was launched at The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, on Tuesday (9 February) and was hosted by Rahima Begum, Member of Youth Parliament, and Darnell Christie, Deputy Member of Youth Parliament.

As part of the presentation, members of The Sulgrave Club talked about their collaborative project to raise awareness and collect supplies for H&F Foodbank.

Funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, backed by local businesses and delivered with Hammersmith Academy students and several local youth partners, this project is a powerful example of different organisations working together for the benefit of young people – something the partnership will encourage and support through its wide network of members.      

The H&F Partnership for Young People’s new logo was also revealed, designed by Cheyenne Buchannan-Bates, a year 10 design student at Fulham Cross Girls’ School. She won a competition to design the logo and will now work with design company 101 London to bring this to life.

For more details on the Partnership and how you might become involved, please email Lucy Pennie at