The Hogarth Youth and Community Centre

 

 

30 November 2020

The Hogarth Youth and Community Centre,

Duke Road, W4 2JR

Tel: 0208 747 1999  Website: https://hogarthtrust.org.uk/

 

Chair of the Trust, Fred Lucas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Officer, Denny Anthony This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Centre Manager, Eilis Devendra This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Centre

There is a building right in the heart of Chiswick with a well-equipped gym, martial arts studio, sound studio, café / kitchen area and two large halls (one with a stage, the other with a basket-ball court marked out) both with flooring perfect for dancing or yoga or a range of other recreational activities. And it is here on the Glebe Estate.

 

The main purpose of the Centre is to offer young people in the local community a safe place to come and participate in a range of activities. Some of the rooms and facilities are also available to license on a regular basis or for one off events.

 

The Centre is situated at the south end of Duke Road and is located between The William Hogarth School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary school.

 

The building in which the centre is located was built in 1884 as the Hogarth Infants School and continued in that use until 1991. The Centre then became a youth club run by the Hounslow Borough. However, at the beginning of 2019, because of budget cuts, Hounslow passed responsibility for the youth services to the Hogarth Charitable Trust Company Limited – a registered charity - which now manages Chiswick’s only Youth Centre.

https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1084019&subid=0

 

In addition to its charitable activities for the youth of Chiswick and surrounding areas, the Centre also provides space for a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

Youth Activities

The youth activities are run by the Charity’s brilliant Youth Leader, Denny Anthony. In 2019 over 275 young people visited the Centre over 4,000 times.

Activities are held during term time in afternoon and evening sessions Mondays to Thursdays. Programmes are also run during half term and the longer holidays with special off-site residential breaks for those children who would not be able to get away during the summer holidays.

The Centre provides all comers a warm environment to chill out with friends in a relaxed and safe manner thereby helping to develop their social skills.

The services it offers are divided into three age groups

  • Junior Club - for young people aged 8-11 years old
  • Intermediates Club - for young people in Years 7 and 8 year olds
  • Senior Club - for young people aged 11-21 years old

See https://hogarthtrust.org.uk/youth-sessions/ for more details

Activities offered to these groups include

 

  • Sporting activities – largely indoor on the premises

Soccer

Basketball

Table Tennis

Dodgeball

Volleyball

Tag Rugby

Pool

Badminton

 

  • Other activities

Dance

Drama

Table Football

Arts and Crafts

Cooking

Homework help

Advice and Guidance

Cafe

Multimedia workshops including a music studio with DJ and mixing workshops

 


Youth Activities

The youth activities for the disadvantage and disabled children of Chiswick are run by the Trust’s brilliant Youth Leader Denny Anthony.

The youth activities are held during term time at afternoon and evening sessions between Mondays and Thursdays.  There are extra activities at half term and holidays with special off site residential breaks for those children who would not be able to get away during the summer holidays.

The Centre provides all comers a warm environment to chill out with friends in a relaxed and safe manner thereby helping to develop their social skills.

The services it offers are divided into three age groups

Activities offered to these groups include

Sporting activities – largely indoor on the premises

Soccer

Basketball

Table Tennis

Dodgeball

Volleyball

Tag Rugby

Pool

Badminton

 

Other activities

Dance

Drama

Table Football

Arts and Crafts

Cooking

Homework help

Advice and Guidance

Cafe

Multimedia workshops including a music studio with DJ and mixing workshops

In addition, the youth club also runs

  • Duke of Edinburgh programme: Hogarth Youth Centre is now facilitating the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme.
  • Carol Heap Cup - Carol Heap Cup is a yearly 6-a-side football tournament.  The football tournament is a community event which brings new, present and past members of Hogarth Youth Centre together in order to raise money for a number of other charities.
  • Zest 4 Life - Zest 4 Life is a yearly spoken word talent competition which attracts over 100 people. Performances range from; Dance; Signing; Rap; Poetry; Bands and more.

 

In addition, the youth club also runs

  • Duke of Edinburgh programme: facilitating the DofE awards programme.
  • Carol Heap Cup is a yearly 6-a-side football tournament.  The football tournament is a community event which brings new, present and past members of Hogarth Youth Centre together in order to raise money for a number of other charities.
  • Zest 4 Life is a yearly spoken word talent competition which attracts over 100 people. Performances range from Dance, Signing, Rap, Poetry, Bands and more.

 

Recognising the quality of its service, the Youth Programme was awarded the Silver Level of the London Youth Quality Mark by the Federation of London Youth Clubs at the start of just its second year of independence.


Other Activities for all Ages

 

These activities serve all ages and are run by different organisations each specialising in their own area of expertise.

 

  • Little Forest Folk. http://www.littleforestfolk.com/ .  Fully outdoor forest nurseries that immerse two to five-year-olds in nature, helping them become creative, resilient little learners.
  • Gym and fitness centre. https://www.fitnessology.co.uk/ .  The Chiswick personal training studio dedicated to working with people like you.
  • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic – Dragomir Lubomirov – 07976 253 682. https://www.collegeofchinesemedicinewl.org/ - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Martial Arts Studio -
  • Zen de Vie – Zeinab Majdouline – 07947-327-707
  • Little Kickers. littlekickers.co.uk  Giving children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years of age.
  • Ghost Dance Troupeghostdt.com We are a dance company specialising in street dance classes for ages 5-16. We are in over 30 schools in London and our classes at Hogarth Community Centre are open to all abilities. Please contact Tyrell on 07983337882 for more information. 
  • Kim Sellis Yoga. Kimsellis.com.  Every day yoga for everyone.  All levels welcome for Slow Vinyasa flow.  Power Vinyasa suitable for more experienced yogis.  You will always leave class with a bit more length, strength, and a sense of calm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hogarth Gateway Club. Hogarth Gateway Club is a social club for adults with a learning disability. We provide a safe place for people to come together and participate in a range of activities including Boccia, art and dance. We do not provide 1:1 support. We meet on Friday evenings 6.30- 8.30 during term time. We also welcome volunteers to improve and widen the activity we offer.  For further information contact Peter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07986 929170
  • Bulgarian Dance Association. Dancing school 'Folklorche'. Traditional folklore and social dances of various nations. Everyone is welcome!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07473 850751
  • Reformed Christian Church of God Worship Tabernacle. rccgwt.com  Phone+44797 045 1986 - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Halls for hire for children’s parties, book launches, art fairs etc. Contact the Centre Manager – see above

The CHARITY

 The Charity runs the Hogarth Youth and Community Centre independently from the London Borough of Hounslow (LBH).  The transitional funding from LBH was used up in 2019 and the Charity now needs funding support.  Despite a successful licensing programme for its surplus space, the Charity relies on grants and donations given a funding deficit of some £50,000 per annum, made worse by Covid-19.

 

This Centre enables children to do and see things that would otherwise never be an option for them. In turn, that makes them less vulnerable to taking the wrong direction – and that must be important for all of us who live in the community.

 

“Chiswick is a relatively affluent area, but there are still areas of real social deprivation on our doorstep which we can do something about. Our aim is to provide a safe place for those young people to play, learn, meet friends and to help them make the right choices at a critical time their lives. We provide a safe and nurturing environment”, says Chair of the Charity, Fred Lucas.

 

Councillor John Todd says the Centre plays a crucial role. “There are hidden pockets of deprivation in Chiswick” he says. “The Centre offers comfort and security to children and parents, some of whom are very poor. They have the opportunity to do and see things they wouldn’t have the chance to do otherwise. Having somewhere to go makes these kids less vulnerable to the temptations of drug-dealers and gangsters”.

 

If you would like to support the amazing work carried out by the Charity, you can:

  • become a Friend of the Hogarth;
  • volunteer as a helper;
  • commit to a regular donation scheme;
  • make a one-off donation.

 

Whatever you choose to do, please contact either the Chair Fred Lucas - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

or, the Centre Manager Eilis Devendra