Youth projects, activities and services

Youth activities and projects

There are many youth projects and services operating during term time and the school holidays for 11 to 19-year-olds (up to 25 for young people with disabilities) that offer fun, exciting and challenging opportunities and experiences.

These activities are commissioned by us and run by local schools, community groups and other external organisations.

Community youth projects

Youth holiday activities

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme

Music in schools

Youth Life – to search for activities

Community youth projects

These projects offer regular evening activities throughout the year for 11 to 19-year-olds (or up to 25 for young people with disabilities).

The activities available include sports, art, fashion, design, music, drama and dance sessions. All of the youth projects are run in a safe and supportive environment to help young people develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to become active citizens, and provide opportunities for all young people to succeed.

The majority of youth projects and activities are free of charge, and many allow young people to turn up on the day without the need to book in advance. To find out more about what is on offer, visit the Youth Life website or contact the organisations listed below.

To join in, you have to fill in a registration form when you arrive at your chosen venue.

We check all of these organisations carefully to make sure they offer high quality activities and follow health, safety and data protection laws.

Community youth projects in Hammersmith & Fulham

Brook Green

Masbro youth club 
Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Rd, London, W14 0LR
020 7603 8172

College Park

City Mission
2 Scrubs Lane, London, NW10 6RB
020 8960 0838

Fulham

Brunswick youth club
34 Haldane Rd, London, SW6 7EU
020 7385 4856

HAFAD – specifically aimed at young Disabled people 
Greswell Centre, Greswell Street, London, SW6 6PX
020 7471 8510

Goldhawk

Sulgrave youth club
287 Goldhawk Rd, London, W12 8EU
020 8748 3561

Old Oak

Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, London, W12 7DB
020 8969 2528

Sands End

Adventure playground, William Parnell Park, off Wandsworth Bridge Road

The Playhouse, 247 Stephendale Road, London SW6 2PR
020 7736 6572 or 2563 or 020 8969 2528

White City

Fatima Centre, Commonwealth Avenue, London, W12 7QR
020 8969 2528

Youth holiday activities

Holiday activities take place during all half-terms, Easter and summer breaks, except Christmas, for 11 to 19-year-olds (or up to 25 for young people with disabilities).

The activities available include a wide range of sports, art, fashion, design, music, drama and dance sessions.

All of the holiday activities operate within a safe and supportive environment to help young people develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to become active citizens, and provide opportunities for all young people to succeed.

Most of the holiday activities we commission are free of charge, and some allow young people to turn up on the day without the need to book in advance.

See www.mysummerinthecity.org.uk for details

The organisations that provide the activities

We check all of these organisations carefully to make sure they offer high quality activities and follow health, safety and data protection laws.

Action on Disability – a programme of activities for young Disabled people which includes arts, cooking and music production based at the Greswell Centre in Fulham. 
For details visit www.actionondisability.org.uk

Let Me Play – a programme of camps, clubs and one off fun days including street dance, football, basketball, volleyball and much more at locations across the borough. 
Contact Let Me Play 020 3475 7511 for further details

Lyric Theatre – a programme of workshops and courses including arts and crafts, dance, music production, costume design and much more.
Call the Lyric theatre 0208 741 6822 for further details.

To find out what else is on offer, visit the Youth Life website which covers events and activities in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – A programme of arts and fashion workshops and courses is available, from Bag Explosion to cupcake decoration. Please contact 020 7938 8017 or 020 7352 3931 for more information.

Our community youth club providers run evening youth club programmes throughout the year. Contact the clubs direct for further information via Community Youth Projects.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 25. There are three progressive levels each containing four/five sections. Participants must show commitment over a period of time and are encouraged to develop a range of skills.

Levels:

  • Bronze (for those aged 14 and over)
  • Silver (for those aged 15 and over)
  • Gold (for those aged 16 and over).

The sections:

  • Volunteering – helping people in the community
  • Skills – developing a new skill
  • Physical – sport, dance and fitness
  • Expeditions – training for, planning and completing a journey on foot or horseback, by boat or cycle
  • Residential project (Gold Award only) – a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant

DofE groups are run by qualified adults who share their skills, enthusiasm and organising abilities to help young people reach their potential. It usually takes 6 to 12 months to complete bronze, 12 to 18 months for silver, and 18 to 24 months for gold. It may take less time to complete the silver or gold if the participant holds the preceding award. All DofE awards must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

The DofE award runs in most of our schools and in some youth projects. For more information on how to get involved, please email Mr Jesse Foyle – Jesse.Foyle@lbhf.gov.uk - or call 07557 435 668.

H&F DofE enrolment form (pdf 28KB)

Lots more information can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website

There's also the London Duke of Edinburgh’s Award regional website.

Youth related charitable organisations

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation - a membership organisation who aim to build a vibrant membership base of organisations and people working with children and young people across the borough.

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