What we do

Changing lives, transforming futures...

Fresh Visions supports children, young people and adults who face extreme disadvantage as a result of poverty, domestic abuse, lack of education and social exclusion.

We operate in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the UK.

Our projects help people gain control of their lives by developing the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve their potential and build brighter futures.

Through our diverse range of services we help:

  • Adults and children overcome the trauma of domestic abuse and chaotic home lives through our counselling services
  • Young people who’ve fallen through the gaps of education, training and employment make their first steps into work through job placements and practical skills training
  • Socially isolated older people in our communities regain the confidence and life skills to live healthier, happier, engaged lives.

Where we work

  • We focus on meeting local need in Kent, Sussex, South London and the Midlands. We work in areas where individuals and communities face extreme disadvantage, poverty and exclusion.
  • 60% participants on our projects are female and 64% from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds.

How we're making a difference

In the last 24 months we've:

  • Engaged over 980 people across our programmes.
  • Supported over 680 young people.
  • Provided much needed support to 185 survivors of domestic violence.
  • We’ve successfully secured £593,000 of grant funding income
  • Over 200 volunteers and fundraisers gave their support to our cause, raising over £41,000 towards our programmes.
  • 99% of participants have greatly valued the support we’ve given them.

Our story

Fresh Visions was founded in 2001 by a group of frontline housing workers in London. 

Day after day they were coming into contact with vulnerable young people on local estates who were asking for their help. Many were lonely, isolated and suffering in silence, living in chaotic households and frequently victims or witnesses of domestic abuse. With an absence of local services, they often had nowhere else to turn to.

Fresh Visions was set up to fill this gap in local support. Over the last 21 years the charity has helped transform the lives of hundreds of young people every year.

The need for Fresh Visions today

It's currently estimated that 4.5 million children and young people live in poverty in the UK. According to recent research approximately 760,000 young adults aged 16-24 are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

How we're funded

Individual donations

Each year we have over 200 volunteers and fundraisers support Fresh Visions, they help organise and sponsor a year long programme of challenge events and fundraising activities raising £20,000.

To everyone who has taken part in our fundraising activities, we want to say a massive thank you for your support!

Grant funders

50% of Fresh Visions' income is generated from grant funders.

We would like to thank all our grant funders for their kind donations.

How your donations are spent

For every pound donated to Fresh Visions 96p goes to support our front line projects and activities. The remaining 4p goes towards admin and running costs.

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Our Trustees

Our board of trustees oversee the running of our charity, setting the strategy, assessing risk and leading the drive and direction of work. View our list of trustees here.

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