Who are we?

Young Medway is a membership organisation aiming to improve the lives of children and young people by supporting and connecting those from across all sectors who share the same aim. It is not involved in direct delivery but aims to support its members through collaboration rather than competition.

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History of Young Medway

With assistance from Medway Council, Young Medway was formed in 2021 following an amalgamation of four local youth charities. This amalgamation into a larger and more influential organisation has attracted a professional and pro-active management committee that is keen to develop cross-sector collaboration and practical development of youth work across the whole of Medway.

As a first step toward achieving these aims, the CIO joined the Young People’s Foundation Trust, a nationwide umbrella organisation supporting organisations with similar aims, who are all interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.

In London, several of our YPFT partners have become centres of excellence for their boroughs, acting as one-stop shops for the voluntary sector. They offer training, contacts, information and access to funding thanks to arrangements made with large funders such as John Lyon's Charity, who recognise the unique ability of these organisations to match funds with local needs, and local voluntary groups that make up the local membership.

Because of our relationship with Medway Council, and our links to voluntary groups and other youth-based organisations, both nationally and locally, we believe we are in a good position to emulate the success of these existing YPFT organisations and will benefit from their advice and experience.


To strengthen Medway’s youth organisations and work with them to help deliver high-quality, effective, safe, and inclusive youth work practice that directly benefits Medway’s young people.


A youth sector in which funders and problem solvers can work together in quality assured, impact assessed youth work for the benefit of all.


Championing inclusivity and diversity
Collaborative rather than competitive
Working across the youth sector
Develop grassroots connections
Fostering long-term solutions
Supporting other organisations to deliver rather than through direct work


Improve the lives of Medway children and young people by supporting and connecting those from all sectors who share the same aim.


Improving relationships, collaboration and coordination between members & partners
Increasing funding and resources for members so they can deliver to young people
Providing high-quality information, training and research
Influencing decision-makers

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