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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Our Vision

Happier, healthier, safer children and young people with more opportunities to reach their full potential

Our Mission

Better, sustainable, high quality support services for children and young people in Harrow

Our Values

Innovative

Integrity

Inclusive

What is the key support yhf offers our Members and partners

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AFFECTING CHANGE IN FIVE AREAS

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
    Health
  • Inequalities
  • Physical
    Health
  • Youth
    Violence
  • Employment

THE PEOPLE

We have a brilliant team here at YHF. Our staff team of specialists mostly all work on a part time, flexible basis of 1-3 days a week. We also have a great team of Trustee's and Change Champions that continue to invest time to make Young Harrow Foundation achieve it's vision and mission.
Get to know everyone here, and drop us a line if you want to chat.

  • Dan Burke
    Dan Burke
    CEO

    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
    COO

    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

  • HANNAH COURT
    HANNAH COURT
    Administrator

    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, Wednesday and Thursday (10am-2pm) say hello at admin@youngharrow.org

  • Ceri Morris
    Ceri Morris
    Partnership 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 is currently working 3 days a week Tues-Thurs. Say hello at ceri.morris@youngharrow.org

  • CHRIS RICHARDSON-WRIGHT
    CHRIS RICHARDSON-WRIGHT
    Fundraising Consultant

    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 centre. 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 1-2 days per week. 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 works 1.5 days per week. Say hello at keisha.njoku@youngharrow.org

  • Mathura Panchadcharasarma
    Mathura Panchadcharasarma
    Apprentice
  • Piotr Sell
    Piotr Sell
    Film Maker

    Piotr Sell is a videomaker with a background in architecture and design. His interests started shifting from crafts to people and their stories after his first documentary project in 2016. Since moving to London in 2018 he's been documenting events and developing documentary projects - among which filming for My Yard, a charity based in Harrow, who first introduced him to YHF.

  • Cristina Garcia
    Cristina Garcia
    HAF Programme Grants Lead

    Cristina first discovered her passion for helping young people whilst running diverse sessions at various youth clubs, and organising voluntary programs for the community in South London.Moved to london from a small town in the north of Spain 20 years ago , she has now recently joined theYHF team and strives to support the HAF as a Grant Lead.

  • Sundesh Hemraj
    Sundesh Hemraj
    Youth Voice Coordinator

    Sundesh has worked in Youthwork settings and supported Young Refugees and Asylum seekers to acculturate to life in britain. He is interested in supporting Young People to bring their own talents and passions to the forefront, with a focus on developing their voices so they can start to influence the world they are a part of.

  • David Hubbard
    David Hubbard
    Digital Communications Coordinator

    David loves to tell stories, whether that's a social media post, video, or interviews. With a degree in creative writing, he is passionate about speaking to members of the local community and getting their voices heard. He sees a lot of good being done in Harrow by charities and other organisations, and wants to tell the world all about it.

Funding we have raised for our members

£4,532,477
Funding raised for our Members since we started in April 2016
£1,312,670.46
Funding raised this year
231
Number of Members and Partners Organisations of YHF

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