We have awarded a grant of £25,000 to the Avenues Youth Project, an award-winning youth centre in north Kensington. Our funding will support at least 14 young people aged 15-18 to undertake a kitchen skills training course, helping them to learn more about food and nutrition, and to expand their culinary horizons. For those who show a particular interest and aptitude, the project will explore ways to monetise their passion and help them to gain experience in the food industry.

Part of our grant will also go towards the forthcoming upgrade of the Avenues’ kitchen. The refurbishment will include the installation of new ovens, and more induction hobs, to make the space more suited to training several people at once. The new facilities can also be rented out for commercial use, bringing additional income to the centre.