We are delighted to announce the return of our Intergenerational Walking Football sessions. Our sessions run Wednesdays 6 to 7pm at Cranford Community College.
Our Walking Football sessions are fully inclusive and open to all including children, families and older residents. If you would like to get involved or like more information, please get in touch with Taz on 07840047771
Heston West Big Local has been selected by the GLA to partner on the My London: Enabling Youth Social Action programme. This programme has been developed in response to the growing concern around young people’s mental health due to the impacts of COVID-19.
This programme, delivered by Team London and match funded by the #iwill Fund, puts frontline youth sector organisations at the heart of developing models of youth engagement for young people in their communities.
Partnerships of five community organisations will be resourced to take part in a six month Design Lab where they will use their local knowledge and frontline expertise to co-design a model that will increase participation opportunities for vulnerable young people and amplify youth voice in their boroughs. Our partnership will then be able to apply for ringfenced funding of £200,000 to deliver our co designed model in Ealing and Hillingdon.
The overall purpose of this programme is to improve mental health outcomes for young people. But along the way we want to support youth organisations to collaborate in order to provide more sustainable opportunities for youth social action at a local level.
Ealing and Hillingdon
Ealing and Hounslow CVS
Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support
Heston West Big Local
For more information about My London: Enabling Youth Social Action please click here.
Football for Peace are using the power of football to unite the football world to come together and support the communities that need it most. BBC Football Focus covered the action when Football for Peace Co-Founder and Oxford United footballer Kashif Siddiqi was joined by former Brentford and QPR star Marcus Bean to distribute food to the local community in partnership with Cranford Community College, Berkeley Academy and Heston West Big Local.
For more information about Football for Peace and the great work they do, please visit https://footballforpeaceglobal.org/
London's Councils were asked by BBC Radio London to nominate a Make a Difference Hero. We were delighted to hear London Borough of Hounslow nominated Tarek Mrad from Heston West Big Local for his work on our Big Local Live Community Podcast, supported by volunteers from the Big Local.
BBC Interview recorded on Saturday 3rd April 2021.