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RIANA Development Network (RDN) By RIANA Development Network (RDN)

“Challenge4Youth” will provide a series of fun but challenging activities for young people to bring them together, back in the community to recover from the trials of the COVID lockdown.

Hammersmith and Fulham Idea stage

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“Challenge4Youth” will encourage local young people to take up four out of six key challenges over 12-months [or all of six!!]:- (1) “Re-join & Enjoy”: participate in a weekly youth club and a range of fun activities to enjoy yourself after 12-months of lockdown constraints, (2) Learn a Skill: undergo training to gain confidence and improve skills such as communications, programme evaluation etc. to lead on your own programme, (3) “Befriend a Pal”: make and develop new friendships to bring young people who have been adversely affected by COVID to the club; become a befriender and smooth their way back to us, (4) “Make a lifestyle Change”: participate in a sporting activity and workshops to learn about healthy living, (5) “Work the Earth”: learn about conservation, nature and growing produce on our community allotment, (6) “Catch up with Schoolwork”: participate in study classes to pick up studies that have been missed.

What we'll deliver:

  • 100+ young people from different communities will attend a weekly youth club [48 sessions over the year],
  • Development of a Youth Forum to give young people a voice and to ensure they lead on their own programme,
  • Supported volunteering including training & supervision to enable young people to assist their peers as active citizens,
  • Weekly sports & arts activities to engage young people in constructive and healthy sessions [48 sessions over the year],

Why it's a great idea:

Young people living in LBH&F experiencing exclusions, fragmentation, unhealthy lives and negative after-effects of COVID will:- • come together, access social activities and make new friendships to develop new and renew existing connections, • develop a strong voice which identifies their own needs to lead on their own programmes and influence local youth strategies, • learn skills and gain experience through volunteering, improving their confidence, skills and employability, • improve their mental, physical and emotional health • recover and safely return to the community in a post-COVID world.

Steps to get it done:

  • (1) Formal launch of “Challenge4Youth”: open day organised when funded the summer,
  • (2) Promotions to recruit & engage first groups of young people on the project & first ‘challenges’ accepted / taken up
  • (3) 10 – 20 young peer-to-peer volunteer / befrienders to be recruited, trained and engaged,
  • (4) Youth Forum developed to plan, measure and develop the project,
  • (5) Accreditation system designed, set up and young people working towards achieving their different levels,

RDN is a charity whose youth programmes are well-established, engaging more than 100 young people every year, all of whom have been experiencing adverse effects of the COVID lockdowns since last March. Developing a full programme of fun and challenging activities will bring them back to us, safely; we will utilise on-line media for those who might still be self-isolating i.e. those who are vulnerable, and we will support everyone to return to the community as restrictions ease. Their key challenges are to:- •re-connect with friends and ensure others can make new friends, •restore their mental, physical and emotional health, •catch up with their studies, Rather than simply deliver a programme of youth activities, we will challenge them for which they will receive accreditation as we will log their progress as a type of Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme, conducted locally and they will lead on their own programme for which we will create the conditions e.g. training and a Youth Forum.


Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

We will operate from the White City Community Centre W12 7QT [India Way] and engage young people from the whole borough.


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £31,136

Young People's Development Officer - £17,368 (56%)
'Activity Programme ''Seed Fund' - £3,600 (12%)
Project Running Costs - £2,100 (7%)
Staff Costs - £1,820 (6%)
Overheads - £1,354 (4%)
Volunteer Programme [Training & Expenses] - £1,200 (4%)
Capital Costs - £1,000 (3%)
Other - £2,694 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Young People's Development Officer
'Activity Programme ''Seed Fund'
Project Running Costs
Staff Costs
Volunteer Programme [Training & Expenses]
Capital Costs
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  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • (1) Increasing community activity for young people
  • (2) Purchasing and replacing equipment
  • (3) Developing the accreditation system.

Total £31,136

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