Fitzrovia in Central London is renowned for its wealth, but unbeknown to many, poverty and unemployment rates are high amongst vulnerable young groups.
Local charity Fitzrovia Youth in Action finds the majority of the young people engaging with its work are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and are entitled to free school meals. Unemployment is particularly high amongst BME groups.
After 17 years of running successful practical skill projects for disadvantaged inner city young people, Fitzrovia Youth in Action is now expanding into new premises. By refurbishing a basement, Fitzrovia will create their first large communal space, enabling 300 young people to participate in education and sports activities.
LandAid is providing a grant of £100,000 along with pro bono support from the property industry to give these young people their own space at the heart of the community.
Join our charity visit on Tuesday 29 September 2015 17:00-18:30pm by emailing Elise Austin today.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.