Vital Regeneration is an award-winning charity based in Westminster with a mission to bring about positive change for people living in some of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods. They seek to address poverty and deprivation through developing effective, dynamic solutions to social, environmental and economic disadvantage in partnership with local communities.
Vital Youth works intensively with over 200 local young people every year to provide creative, meaningful and career shaping experiences. Through their intensive work they also reach and impact thousands more young people and their families. At Vital Youth they ignite young people’s creative confidence and ability to harness skills to solve problems and improve their own life chances. They do this through the use of advanced digital media tools and by connecting young people to creative professionals and industry.
Case study J, who was part of the youth engagement project supported by the Foundation:
“I joined a youth project at Vital Youth as it was an opportunity for me to get out of the house for a few hours to participant and develop my employment skills and creative side by doing something I enjoy. Since, joining the course, I feel there has been a positive change; it is the first programme that I feel fully committed to. I have made new friends and learnt new skills also my communication skills have improved.
With the support of Vital Youth I applied for a catering and events training course at Radisson Hotel and they invited me to an interview. This is a massive achievement for me as I always thought interviews were daunting! I feel so much confident in trying harder and I owe it to the course because it has motivated me and changed my attitude. I continue to be supported by the Vital Youth team to ensure a positive outcome for my future.”
Since 2012, DM Thomas Foundation has awarded £8,178 to Vital Regeneration.