Who we are
Uprising Youth and Community is a growing charity based in Ashford, Kent that aims to support young people, families, and communities facing significant challenges, achieve improvements in life, resulting in personal and community transformation.
The Charity is based in the heart of the Stanhope estate and runs numerous, coordinated projects which work towards this transformation.
We want to invest in all aspects of peoples lives to build authentic and lasting relationships. We want to be a place that can be trusted for help, advice and where people can become part of a genuine community.
The Hub is situated in the middle of the large Stanhope housing estate and is Uprising’s main base of operations. The Hub provides various activities for all ages ranges including a youth club, after-school club, homework club, job, and employment drop in and a coffee morning.
It delivers dedicated programs across the school holidays working in partnership with a variety of different companies and organisations. The Hub seeks to serve the community through these programs to support and build genuine, lasting relationships.
Working closely with schools, the charity delivers the Aspire programme; an alternative education course for young people aged 14-16 who struggle within a mainstream setting.
Our aim is to provide these young people with basic qualifications whilst raising their aspirations; encouraging change and giving them the best opportunity to go on to further education, employment or training.
CAT & Project Purple
Community Action Teams (CAT) is a gardening service run by the charity and works closely with Ashford Borough Council. The team works across Ashford maintaining communal spaces and shared gardens. CAT also provides the opportunity for Aspire students to gain work experience.
Project Purple is a community development and transition project for year 6 students from a local primary school. Students work with the uprising team to regenerate an unused green space for the benefit of the local community.
Hang 10 & House
Hang 10 is Uprising’s youth outreach work. We seek to positively engage young people wherever they congregate in local parks and housing estates. Hang 10 provides sporting activities, games and staff to talk to for support and advice. All of Uprising’s projects have developed out of this outreach work and it is still at the core of what we do.
House is an open access youth centre in the heart of the town for 13-19-year-olds. House provides a safe space for young people to come and play pool, darts, and computer games, whilst also accessing support, advise and signposting to partner organisations.
Uprising’s work continues to expand in order to meet local needs. We work with many organisations and agencies including churches and particularly with Grow Church based in Stanhope.
Staff are a combination of full-time, part-time staff and volunteers. Uprising Youth & Community is non-profit Charity.