Become a Benefactor

We want to ensure that we maintain the respected work that we’re doing, but we can’t do that without the guarantee of on-going investment. Now, more than ever, ACF needs you. As extremism and radicalization is becoming ever more evident, our work is essential. We need you, and your donations, to extend our reach, increasing the impact and influence of the initiatives we undertake.

Summary of Our Work

The Active Change Foundation can be found in the heart of Walthamstow. We have been enriching the lives of countless teenagers from the local community since 2003.

Open five days a week from lunchtime until 9pm, our community youth centre provides a safe haven for kids to take part in workshops, play games and interact with other young people their age, away from distractions and harmful influences that these days unfortunately are often found on the streets.

We pride ourselves on being the ‘third space’, which like the other two, school and home, offers a safe, secure and nurturing environment where these kids can come and be part of a thriving, and vital organisation. Parents can be safe in the knowledge that their children are being looked after, whilst developing skills that will stand them in good stead for later life.

None of this would be possible without the generosity of individuals and organisations who have donated funds to us over the years, and it goes without saying that we are extremely grateful for these donations.

Our work speaks for itself:

“The highlight of this programme for me was the raw talent the young leaders were able to display and the opportunities given to them by ACF to express themselves. I was very moved by the genuine and passionate presentations given by the young leaders towards the end of the course, many of whom stated that, had ACF not provided the opportunity, they would never have understood the importance of voicing their views and opinions.”

One of our Young Leader’s parents


The work we undertake extends out of the centre onto the street. Our Outreach Programme, where volunteers patrol the streets and engage with kids, making them aware of the dangers of radicalization and gang crime, is an essential part of our unswerving commitment to make sure young people are aware that there is an alternative.

Are you in a position to Become a Benefactor?

We’d love to hear from you, so please email us so we can arrange a meeting to discuss this in more detail.

The Active Change Foundation is a regulated member of the Fundraising Standards Board, and is accountable for our fundraising. We promise to always be honest, open and accountable in our fundraising, helping you to give with confidence. For more information, visit