VRU MyEnds Programme - A Letter From CEO Chris Murray

Posted on: 03/03/2021 in News

Dear Young Brent Foundation Members & Partners,

I'd like to take the opportunity to personally share the news of our successful application to the MyEnds Funding Programme from Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Mayor's Office for London. In partnership with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Hyde Housing and Catalyst Housing, we will work with Brent Council & Members of Young Brent Foundation on a programme young people have titled One Flow One Brent.
The VRU MyEnds programme has three outcomes which are;
  • Stronger Community Networks
  • Inclusive Decision Making
  • Greater Capacity Within Networks

As we look to the future the consortium is excited at the power and brilliance that young people will bring to what they want to build from these three outcomes; massive opportunities, the ability to solve real problems and a plan to build safer, resilient economic lives with good health.

In April 2021 we will enter into Phase 1 of this 2 year programme. This includes asset and stakeholder mapping, developing a shared plan with common approaches for Phase 2 and commissioning. A key part of meeting the outcomes is the Governance structure and it is our intention to have representation at a Strategic and Operational level from young people, local agencies, the voluntary and community sector and individuals.

YBF has learned a lot from your feedback this year, and from the countless surveys you have completed during the pandemic. I've learned that you're committed to children and young people's safety and wellbeing and this is a top priority for One Flow One Brent.

I hope that you will make some time over the coming weeks to meet with the team to hear more details about the programme including the grant funding timeline, opportunities to be part of steering groups and communication channels to contribute ideas and solutions.

I hope that you've taken advantage of providing feedback through the Annual Review Survey. We will announce the results of the survey at the end of March.

In the meantime if you have any questions, do get in touch. chris.murray@youngbrentfoundation.org.uk

Follow us on Twitter at @BrentYPF, and let us know how we're doing.


Chris Murray
CEO, Young Brent Foundation