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

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 →

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

Fabien's story

“I’ve proved to myself that if I want something and work hard, I can achieve whatever I want in life.”"

I moved out of my nan’s house because it was very small and there wasn’t room for me to stay permanently. When I was referred and accepted to Creekside Foyer in Deptford it was a real relief. I saw it as an opportunity for me to finally have my own space and be an independent person.
Read more about Fabien and others →

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

Marcella's story

“Their support helped me to realise my true potential and I feel as though I’m living my dream.”"

A place at Ilford Foyer was a godsend, the support staff were amazing – they encouraged me to stay at university and made me see that I shouldn’t allow my dyslexia to hold me back. When I decided to start my business, I had help at every stage.
Read more about Marcella and others →

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Latest from the Foyer Federation

The Foyer Federation small circle

Making sure we are fit for the future

The challenges of the future will be different from those we have faced in the past. From June 2015, the Foyer Federation’s structure will reflect the skills and experience we need to deliver our ambitious strategic…

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We urgently need new offer for young people

Foyers were set up in the early 1990s to provide a secure home and an opportunity to re-engage with learning and employment for those young people who, for all sorts of reasons, were unable to live…


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…

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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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