Youth involvement projects

Opportunities for young people to have a say in Hammersmith & Fulham

There are lots of ways to get involved, have a say and help develop local services. 

Youth Takeover Challenge 2019

With Me 4 Me 

H&F Youth Council are hosting its 10th Take Over Challenge in partnership with the Family Assist Service and supported by the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation and a wide range of partners, local services and organisations. The event will include a series of challenges to get your views and give you the chance to try lots of different activities, get advice and find out about opportunities for involvement.

The event will take place on Monday 25 November 2019 from 10am to 4pm at Chelsea Football Club.

On the day, there will be four themed and coloured zones:  

  • Green - Feeling okay and emotional wellbeing
  • Yellow - Staying safe
  • Blue - Employability and opportunities
  • Orange - Your body matters

Young people will be able to engage in a wide range of activities both creative and interactive, including multi-media, music and art. There will be performances and demonstrations and information on opportunities and services as well as a range of sponsored prizes and 'freebies’. This is an opportunity for young people to work alongside adults, try out different jobs, take on challenges, and be involved in decision making.

How can I apply to take part?

Application forms

If you would like to take part in this year's Take Over Challenge please fill in one of the forms below. The word doc can be filled in online, saved and emailed back to us. If you prefer to use the pdf you can download it and fill it in, then either post it back to us or scan it and email it to us. 

Closing date for entries

Completed applications should be sent to takeover@lbhf.gov.uk midday on Friday 25 October 2019.

Successful applicants informed by Friday 15 November 2019 and will be sent an information pack with details of dress code, contact details and directions of where to go on the day. Unsuccessful applicants will be sent a list of other opportunities so even if you don’t get to take part, you can still ‘take over.’

If you would like to discuss any aspect of YTOC please contact the youth voice coordinator, Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk 

Youth Take Over Day 2018

Take Over Challenge is hosted by the Children's Commissioner for England and is part of the National Takeover Day which was launched in 2007 to promote and encourage youth involvement and participation. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do. Visit Children's Commissioner for England, YTOD for more information.

Make Your Mark ballot

The annual Make Your Mark ballot (of which almost 1 million were completed nationally) gives a unique opportunity for young people aged 11-18 the chance to vote on the issues that matter most to them, to decide what Members of Youth Parliament debate in November 2018 within the House of Commons. The ballot decides what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for in 2019. We also use the information locally to inform our Youth Council manifesto.

Last year's Make Your Mark ballot closed at noon on 11 October 2018.

Information presentation for Make Your Mark

For more information please see the UK Youth Parliament website.

H&F Youth Zone ballot

Open seven days per week, Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Zone will be a state of the art youth hub based in Ed City – a new innovative education hub in White City.

The Youth Zone is being developed by national charity OnSide Youth Zones and will be a place where you can make new friends, take part in fun & exciting activities such as sports in the four-court sports hall, martial arts room and on the 3G kick pitch; music; arts; drama; state-of-the-art gym; enterprise and employability opportunities and much more.

The branding process

OnSide has set up a development group consisting of young people from across Hammersmith & Fulham and together with ZAK agency, they were tasked with coming up with two brand names for the young people in the borough to vote on. Please find out more and vote.

Information presentations and ballot papers for the Youth Zone ballot

Please contact Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk for further information.

Youth Involved Facebook page

H&F Youth Involved Facebook page

We set up this page to find out the views of young people, to promote upcoming events and opportunities and to give young people another way to contact us. Visit the page and have your say.

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