Grove Park YC News
Covid 19 and GPYC
For obvious reasons we could not undertake our planned refurbishment works this spring and open as planned. We have had at least a six month delay to our work and our funding applications are also on hold. We hope to recommence the refurbishment works on the building this Autumn if government rules allow.
We have been disrupted by Covid 19 but hope to get back on track soon. In the meantime please follow us on social media for latest updates.
£50k secured to fully renovate GPYC!
£50,000 secured by the BPT from the L&Q Foundation will fully renovate Grove Park Youth Club to opening condition! Read more here.
Lewisham East MP Janet Daby mentions Grove Park Youth Club in Parliament speech on youth violence and provision:
Grove Park Youth Club featured in ITV London News report on loss of youth provision in the capital:
Highlights from the Willmott Dixon Interiors refurbishment of Grove Park Youth Club and our community party on 17th August:
Petition now closed - A Big Thank you to everyone who for signed we have a huge response of over 1,000 signatures
Take a look at our short film about the Great Get Together at the Youth Club and local people’s thoughts about our campaign:
Great news! Our long delayed refurbishment part two (part one was 2018) is now underway. We are doing several repairs that will finally make the building ready for use. If you go past you will see work being undertaken over the next few weeks and this includes such things as:
* Flat roof replacement
* Sky light replacement
* Heating system repair
* Health and safety Upgrades
* Broken window replacements
* Security upgrades
* Fire Alarm upgrades
Once complete the building is almost ready for use - no more leaking roofs and buckets on the floor!. The reopening will be gradual and a lot of work remains to sort out the facilities management details, legal aspects, tenancy agreements, insurances etc. and of course all this is being done with the Covid19 pandemic issue challenges.
We are now seeking charity status and we are also awaiting a decision from The National Lottery for additional funding.
It is great to see the final works coming together and we really look forward to the day when our young people can start to use the building again. Finally if you would like to help please get in touch - if you could volunteer just a few hours per month then you would be most welcome, so just send us a message if you would like to help a bit.