We’re very excited to let you know that Fitzrovia Youth in Action has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Last year, thanks to generous supporters like you, the campaign raised over £20 million for participating charities.
Donations can be made through the donate button above or by visiting
Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge, when your donation will be DOUBLED and make even more of a difference to us.
We will be raising money for our Youth Action BACK in The Community project where we will work with groups of young people organising a series of intergenerational events throughout the year to encourage and increase community cohesion around the Fitzrovia Area.
Young people will be organising a Christmas Community Dinner, a Community Street Planting Day, the Fitzrovia Summer Festival & the Fitzrovia Street Party.
By organising a series of youth-led community events, YP will foster better community relationships and demonstrate the positive contribution they can make to the community. YP will be at the forefront of organising these and will be responsible for all stewarding – from setting up & cleaning, to serving food and hosting on stage. Over 100 young people will volunteer at the events which will bring together 500+ residents, reconnecting and increasing their sense of community belonging once more.
Please note the donate button will appear on the campaign page when the Christmas Challenge launches at 12 pm on the 30th of November.
Help us raise crucial funds to support young people in Camden needing mental health support. All donations made through The Champions for Children Campaign during the live campaign week between 8th June – 15th June will be DOUBLED! We aim to help 60 young people who have been affected by the pandemic, giving them skills to support themselves and their peers through such a stressful time. The project also increases social connectedness while remaining physically distanced.
We carried out surveys during the pandemic with young people and found young people are under huge pressure and increasingly vulnerable & isolated due to Covid.
We carried out surveys during the pandemic with young people and found young people are under huge pressure and increasingly vulnerable & isolated due to Covid. Peer support was the most popular action identified to help cope. As we enter the recovery phase of the pandemic, it is crucially important for young people to have open-access mental health support which is community based and non-stigmatising. Our peer support programmes play a vital role in helping young people feel more connected, gain social confidence, and learn how to build their resilience.
For the second year running FYA took part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2019 raising crucial funds to support our Youth Action in The Community Project.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is UK’s largest match funding campaign where all donations made via theBigGive.org.uk are DOUBLED!
For seven days, it offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, the Christmas Challenge has raised millions of pounds for thousands of charity projects since it launched on the Big Give in 2008.
On Sunday 13th October 2019 we were chosen by Alejandra Burgos who is an Argentinean singer, guitarist and songwriter to be her charity partner for a gig she was playing at London’s iconic 100 club which has been hosting live music since 1942.
Because of the club’s rich history, it has become an institution for intimate secret shows by major acts including Oasis, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Blur, Mark Ronson, Paul Mccartney, Nas and Plan B to name just a few. Two of our very own youth performers, Ky Lewis and Yasmine McColl Benz were given an opportunity to be supporting acts before Alejandra came on stage.