Medway Youth Trust and Young Kent merge

medway youth trust, new horizons
Medway Youth Trust’s New Horizon’s project, supported by Colyer Fergusson

Colyer-Fergusson has been delighted to support both Medway Youth Trust and Young Kent in their fantastic work with young people. In a recent announcement it was revealed that the charities have decided to merge over the coming year.

Chairman of Medway Youth Trust, Peter Martin said:

“The two organisations share values and goals for young people’s life chances and the ambition for a vibrant, strong youth sector. Together the organisations will be able to grow and develop our impact throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex”.

Rupert Allinson, Chairman of Young Kent, said:

“Both boards have agreed that amalgamation of the two charities represents an exciting opportunity to combine expertise, networks and resources to further our shared goals. Whilst Young Kent has been a part of the fabric of the County for eighty years we have always looked to the future and this merger creates very exciting opportunities for our work”.

The new organisation will operate under the charity registration, chairmanship and Chief Executive of Medway Youth Trust. The merger will happen in two phases from March 2017 to Autumn 2017.

Graham Clewes, Chief Executive of Medway Youth Trust said:

“These are dynamic times in our sector. Medway Youth Trust has always sought collaboration and partnership as essential to achieve our ambitious goals for young people. The proposed amalgamation between our organisation and Young Kent is an exciting development and together we look forward to improving the life chances of even more young people”.

We wish this new collaboration all the best and we look forward to hearing about their new projects and achievements.


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