Community Upgrade Challenge

Funded by SITA Trust, our latest initiative taps into young people's creativity and community spirit to help them lead on creating transformation in their local areas.

Changemakers merging into the Foyer Federation

We are delighted to bring you the news that on 1st September youth leadership charity Changemakers merged into the Foyer Federation. Get the full story here...

Celebrating one year of bringing health to life!

Congratulations to all our Healthy Conversations Hubs...

21 Years, 21 Stories

We're celebrating our 21st birthday with a showcase of 21 inspirational stories from our history, and the launch of our 7 Year Strategic Vision.

Healthy Conversations

Our new programme bringing health to life, for young people as part of the Big Lottery-funded health & wellbeing portfolio.

Events & Training

Dates for your diary! We've got a whole load of exciting events coming up this year...

Open Talent: a retrospective

Some of the best stories from 3 years of Open Talent

Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Becci's story

“I grew up so much during my time in the Foyer.”"

My mum and I argued all the time when we lived together. Whenever things got really bad I’d run away, which was dangerous for me and stressful for her. In the end I decided it would be better to move out. I approached North Somerset Housing and among a pile of housing application forms, there was one for Weston Foyer.
Read more about Becci and others →

Becci's story

Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Natalie's story

“I needed a secure, comfortable home and that’s what was offered to me.”"

After my parents split up I lived with my dad and his new girlfriend. Seven of us were in the same house so it was over-crowded and stressful and I avoided being there as much as possible. I wasn’t enjoying college either. I didn’t like my hairdressing course but I wasn’t sure what else to do.
Read more about Natalie and others →

Natalie's story fingerprint

Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Valeria's story

“Living in my own place was strange at first, but I’ve started to enjoy it now and I know that anytime I have problems or questions I can still turn to the Foyer for help.”"

I moved from Colombia to be with my mum in the UK. She had never taken sole care of me before and found it difficult to suddenly have a teenage daughter to look after. As a result, our relationship became strained and teachers at my school started to notice that I was having problems at home. I was referred to the Open University’s Young Applicants in Schools and Colleges Scheme (YASS), where I was told about Eastbourne Foyer.
Read more about Valeria and others →

Valeria's home sweet home

Latest from the Foyer Federation


Guest blog: Taking on the Giant

In our latest guest blog, we’re bringing you something slightly different. Taking on the Giant is an initiative which aims to celebrate, inspire and empower young people to make an exceptional difference in the world. Their mission…

Hearing the voice of young people training!

We’re offering a one day free training to help practitioners understand how to gather stories of impact from young people. Through a mixture of analysis, reflection and practical activities, participants will consider what makes a story…

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Community Upgrade Challenge: Round 2 applications now open!

We are pleased to announce that Community Upgrade Challenge Round 2 for the North East is now open for applications! The Community Upgrade Challenge will take place across North East England. Young people aged 14-25 can get involved in creating and…

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