About Us

Young Harrow Foundation is a membership organisation supporting the local voluntary sector to build capacity, increase fundraising opportunities, and to facilitate partnership working in the community.

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We’re determined to achieve the greatest impact possible for young people, and our members, through our work. Based on our recent ‘This is Harrow’ report, we’ve set ourselves five ambitious challenges to meet by 2019.

We will increase funding and partnership working across five key areas:
  • Mental
  • Inequalities
  • Physical
  • Youth
  • Employment

The People

We have a brilliant team of specialists mostly all working on a part time, flexible basis of 1-3 days a week.
Get to know everyone here, and drop us a line if you want to chat.

  • Dan Burke
    Dan Burke

    Dan is an energetic and passionate leader, committed to supporting young people. Dan set up Young Harrow Foundation in 2015, after 15 years leading not for profit organisations including Ignite Trust a well respected youth focused charity in Harrow. Dan has a proven track record of inspiring others in a shared vision.

    Dan works full time. Say hello at dan.burke@youngharrow.org

  • Glenys Tolley
    Glenys Tolley
    Development Manager

    Glenys joined YHF in 2016, having worked in the voluntary sector supporting children and young people for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in charity development and also worked as a charity Director. The importance of a child’s right to play is a topic that Glenys is a passionate advocate for. She also has an interest and commitment to the wider issues and challenges faced by the voluntary sector, especially around equity, recognition and the continuous struggle for funding.

    Glenys works 3 days a week flexibly throughout the week. Say hello at glenys.tolley@youngharrow.org

  • Ceri Morris
    Ceri Morris
    Partnerships Manager

    Ceri joined the team in March 2018. She is passionate about supporting young people and ensuring their voice is heard in conversations affecting their care. After a ten year career in the corporate sector, helping blue chip companies with strategic communications, she’s finally found her home in the voluntary sector. Ceri believes in the importance of collaboration and developing new partnerships in Harrow to support the needs of young people.

    Ceri works 3 days a week Monday-Weds. Say hello at ceri.morris@youngharrow.org

  • Chris Richardson-Wright
    Chris Richardson-Wright
    Fundraising Manager

    Chris is passionate about the role charities and voluntary organisations play in making communities better places to be. He has a background in international development, community fundraising, grant and bid writing, and monitoring and evaluation. Chris has also been a trustee for a community music and arts center. Having joined Young Harrow Foundation in 2018, he is excited to work with the amazing member organisations to drive funding into the vital services that they provide to local young people.

    Chris works three days a week, usually Monday-Weds. Say hello at chris@youngharrow.org

  • Keisha Njoku
    Keisha Njoku
    Grants Administrator

    Keisha joined the team in June 2018 to support with the small grants provision. She has a 7-year career in international and community development within the youth sector in the UK, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Keisha is a creative person who prides herself on positive action to support the next generation be the best they can be.

    Keisha is in the office on Tuesdays. Say hello at keisha.njoku@youngharrow.org

  • Pippa Durn
    Pippa Durn
    Bid Writer

    Pippa is a local lass with over 25 years' writing, fundraising and youth work experience. Prior to joining Young Harrow Foundation, Pippa was working for Christian Aid on youth engagement and fundraising initiatives. In her spare time, Pippa is involved in the children's work at Ruislip Baptist Church and in Scouting in Eastcote as well as being a Mum Taxi to 2 children.

    Pippa works part-time / flexi hours, say hello at pippa.durn@youngharrow.org

  • Hannah Court
    Hannah Court

    Hannah makes sure everything runs smoothly at Young Harrow Foundation – supporting the team with administration. She has a background of working in schools, and is thrilled to be able to combine her administrative prowess with helping the children and young people of Harrow fulfil their potential.

    Hannah works Tuesday and Thursday (10am-2pm) say hello at admin@youngharrow.org


Funding raised since we started in April 2016
Funding raised this year

Our Achievements

23 September 2015

Young Harrow Foundation becomes registered charity

Young Harrow Foundation is born, with Dan Burke at the helm as CEO. We are on a mission to support the voluntary sector in Harrow working with young people.

14 September 2016

Launch Event

Young Harrow Foundation has 50 members and hosts a launch event at Harrow School for members and other stakeholders to network and find out more about opportunities for support.

03 October 2016

MOPAC Funding Success

Young Harrow Foundation and Harrow council co-commission MOPAC funding to reduce crime with 4 of our members - worth £210,000

28 November 2016

Harrow Youth Offer

Young Harrow Foundation, Harrow Council and the voluntary sector launch Harrow Youth Offer - a commitment to collaboration for supporting young people.

06 February 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Pilot

Young Harrow Foundation secures agreement from Duke of Edinburgh Awards for a funded pilot in Harrow

01 September 2017

Mental Health Consortium - Funded

Young Harrow Foundation led a successful consortium bid for a new collaborative mental health programme with four of our members. City Bridge Trust awarded the Heads Up programme £290,000.


15 December 2017

Crowdfunder Partnership Helps 14 Charities

Young Harrow Foundation trialled a Crowdfunder partnership approach with 14 local organisations. They raised a combined total of over £65,000 for their local youth projects.

26 June 2018

This is Harrow Launch

This is Harrow Launch

'This is Harrow' report is launched and is based on the most extensive survey of young people ever conducted in Harrow - with 4,538 answering our questionnaire. The Needs Assessment is a joint initiative between YHF, Harrow Council and the voluntary sector and identifies five key areas of need: mental health / youth violence / employment / inequalities / physical health