Young Harrow Foundation

Young Harrow Foundation

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  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

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Young Harrow Foundation (YHF) was set up in 2015 and is funded for three years by John Lyon’s Charity and City Bridge Trust. It is designed to be a new model of local support for ‘not for profit’ organisations working with children and young people in Harrow within a climate of decreasing statutory provision and support for young people. YHF is seeking new ways to strengthen the relationships between funders and local organisations so that more effective ways of supporting and delivering activities can be established to meet the needs of children and young people.

YHF is managed by a Board of Trustees with a range of skills and experience. Our CEO, Dan Burke, is responsible for its day to day operation. Young Harrow Foundation is a registered charity and will be a ‘member-led’ organisation.


Our aim at Young Harrow Foundation is to assist and support the ‘not for profit’ organisations within Harrow so that every child and young person in our borough can have a greater opportunity to fulfil their potential.


  • We are responsive to the needs of children and young people and put safeguarding at the heart of everything we do.
  • We actively promote the sharing good practice; we offer training, advice, networking opportunities and a ‘venue bank’ for our member organisations  and other partners.
  • We seek to develop effective partnerships with statutory, public, private organisations, including businesses, and ‘not for profit’ organisations which support and provide services for children and young people in Harrow.
  • We build relationships with funders, co-ordinate funding bids and advise our member organisations on how to bid more successfully for external funding.
  • We run a small grants programme for member organisations to apply for.


Young Harrow Foundation will champion children and young people in Harrow and the charities and organisations that support them.

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