Special Grant to the Avenue’s Youth Project
For many years, The Avenues received funding from Westminster City Council. However, in 2017, the Council cut all funding for voluntary youth services, and The Avenues, like many other youth centres, was left facing a funding crisis.
While many other youth centres closed, QPCC agreed to a three-year commitment to grant £20,000 a year to support The Avenues. In 2021, the Council re-committed to the agreement for another three years. This funding has enabled The Avenues to keep its doors open to continue its valuable work providing learning and recreational activities to thousands of local young people, helping them lead positive, creative and fulfilled lives.
QPCC has also provided a further £5,000 a year to the Avenues’ Youth Project in 2020 and 2021 to support a ‘holiday hunger’ programme at the Avenues, providing additional support to families facing food poverty by ensuring children and young people could access not only a safe haven but also warms meals during the school holidays.