“Key to the project is putting young and local people at the centre of this project, empowering them to take ownership”


This is an Active Essex Foundation supported project. Funding has been awarded to the Foundation from the Police and Crime Commission Community Safety Development fund to deliver a 12 month project on the Oakwood Hill Estate in Debden. This will also involve partnership with Epping Forest District Council Community and the Well-being team who have contributed in-kind funding through project management.

What’s happening?

This project aims to engage local people, break down generational barriers and reduce anti-social behaviour. The Foundation works in partnership with local young people and residents to develop and deliver positive activities for those aged 10-18 years living on and around the estate including weekly multi-sports sessions and workshops around Parkour and outdoor adventure. School holiday programmes will also engage young people in positive activities.

The Foundation provides opportunities for local adults and older youth to gain qualifications around sport, youth work and leadership and go on to support community sessions.

We will encourage and support different generations to work together through community events designed, developed and delivered by local residents and young people – so improving community cohesion.