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Join the Team!

March 1st, 2021 by

OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR INTERNSHIP

Regenerate is looking to recruit an Operations Administrator Intern to work full-time at its SW London base for 12 months commencing in early April .

Thanks to funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation, Regenerate has created this internship to provide a unique opportunity to gain invaluable and varied experience working for a leading youth charity.

This internship will suit anyone at an early stage in their career who is keen to gain valuable experience working in a small organisation and interested in learning about a youth charity. Whilst this is an opportunity to see a wide range of aspects of its work, the role will focus on the operations and systems required to support the charity.

The Job pack can found below, if you would like to apply please send us your application form and equal opportunity form plus your CV to intern@regenerateuk.co.uk or if you have any questions please email us at intern@regenerateuk.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17th.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th March.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Become a Trustee!

February 22nd, 2021 by

Regenerate’s Board of Trustee’s is looking to recruit two Trustees to support the organisation in an exciting new period of growth and development.

Regenerate inspires and supports young people by building strong, lasting relationships and creating life changing opportunities; helping them grow in confidence, make the best of their lives and impact the world for good.

Regenerate is a youth charity established to work with young people who live on housing estates in Roehampton and Putney and surrounding areas.

About our trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Regenerate responsible for the overall management of the charity. All our trustees are volunteers and we rely on them to help run the charity effectively.

The trustees provide us with the great skills, knowledge and experience we need to manage the charity well. Any single trustee does not need to know how to do everything, but our board is made up of people who can bring something different to compliment each other in order to serve the young people Regenerate works with to the best of their ability.

We want our board to fully represent the communities that we serve. We recognise that we are currently missing vital voices from our board and so we are now searching for talented individuals to join our team of directors.

If you think you have the skills to help us, and if you consider yourself to be one or more of the following we’d love to hear from you!:

  1. From the local area and have knowledge about young people
  2. A professional with a background in youth service provision

Regenerate is an equal opportunities employer, recognising the positive value of diversity, promoting equality and challenging discrimination. We would welcome and encourage job applications from people of all ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and from underrepresented and minority groups.

Next steps:

Please take a look at the role descriptions and if you think you have what we are looking for and want to get involved please get it touch with the Chair of Trustees, Lisa Jones on lisajones1@me.com or give her call on 07930 361 001 to chat further. We will be shortlisting on the 22nd March 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Feel Good Bakery Coffee Cart .

October 31st, 2020 by
We have some exciting new projects and would love to invite you to experience it!

We set up ‘The Feel Good Bakery’  to create job opportunities for young people from our community that had barriers to employment.  It was inspired through conversations with young people that were involved in gangs and crime but who were looking for a way out and wanted to do great things with their lives.   We set it up not only to create life changing opportunities locally but for the young people we train and employ to be part of something bigger where they are making an impact in the wider world.  For every sandwich they make, we fund a meal for a child in need. 

When the lockdown happened all of our sandwich orders for offices and events stopped over night. 

We have adapted- and this is where you come in! 

Through some generous donations from our supporter base, we were able to buy and build two mobile coffee units and increase the amount of young people that we could take on.  The Feel Good Bakery coffee cart is running seven days a week and we have trained and employed 12 young people who were previously unemployed, to serve up our world changing sandwiches and incredible speciality coffee!  For nearly all of them this is their first job. You can find out Speciality coffee cart open 7 days a week 8 am – 6 pm outside St Mary’s Church Battersea. We would love you to come and say hi, grab a coffee or a sandwich and by doing so it massively helps us support more jobs for local young people that need an opportunity to thrive and for every speciality coffee or sandwich you buy, we will provide a hot meal for a child in need. #FeelGood  

The Regenerate 500

October 4th, 2020 by

On 3rd October, a group of Regenerate young people and friends and supporters of the charity pledged to take part in a socially distanced walk that people can do in their own time, at their own pace, anywhere

At the start of this year we had planned to do a number of big epic walks, totalling up to 500 miles (in Scotland, Portugal and Romania).  Because of the way 2020 has panned out, we had to adapt those plans and managed to execute a new plan that brought people together (but at a distance) and raise some support for families in our community. 

The day was a huge success as ot only did we exceed our 500 miles goal but also doubled our fundraising target.

Huge thank you to everyone that embraced the poor weather and contributed a huge number of miles. Together we have raised over £2800 that will provide food for those families who are most affected by the current crisis. #regenerate500

Roehampton to Brighton- the long way round (via Lands End)

August 20th, 2020 by

Last week a group of six young adults from our Get Leading team along with some friends of Regenerate completed our most physically demanding bike ride to date.  With 11 days of cycling we covered 737 miles and over 43000 feet of up hills, riding from Roehampton to Brighton- the long way round (via Lands End).    It was an incredible, inspiring, tough and fun experience and the team all worked so well together up and down those constant Devon and Cornwall hills!!

Through support, the ride has raised over £10,000 which we are so grateful for and are putting towards creating more opportunities for young people to be trained, supported and employed in our Feel Good bakery enterprise.  This money literally helps unemployed young people get on a whole new track in life.

The Summer unlocked Youth program

August 8th, 2020 by

Our Summer unlocked program has been running every day throughout the holidays with twice-weekly trips to places like Richmond Park, Box Hill, Thorpe Park, Liquid leisure and then doing loads of activities on the other days at our centres in Roehampton and Putney such as sports, music, games, mask making, BBQs, pizza making, veg growing and garden activities.  It’s been great to be able to re-engage with face to face activities even though they are in small groups at any one time. 

“Today has been the best day of my life!” Ozzie aged 14 

The Roehampton community box.

August 1st, 2020 by

Summer 2020 update

Since the start of lock down and thanks to the incredible generosity of the community around us,  we have provided nearly 5000 community boxes full of food and activities to families on the estates in and around our area.  One of the exciting things about this, has been that we have partnered with Growhampton (an initiative of the Roehampton University students union) and together we have been growing and harvesting food in Roehampton for Roehampton!    

Thanks to all the organisations, schools, volunteers and donors that have contributed to help this make such a tangible difference to so many families in our community.

Black Lives Matter

June 20th, 2020 by

Dear friends of Regenerate

Like so many organisations and charities in the UK and around the world, we were appalled by the horrific death of George Floyd. As well as the damning effect of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority Ethic communities in our society, we have been profoundly disturbed by the systemic and institutional racism it has exposed.

With the events of the past weeks and with the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, we have been provoked to reflect at length and to consider what more we must do as a charity and as a community to help eradicate racism.

At Regenerate we oppose racism and discrimination of any kind. We are committed to promoting lasting change by addressing any deep-rooted racial inequalities and being actively antiracist, throughout our organisation and wider community.

We are asking ourselves to consider what we as individuals, as a charity and as a community, can do better. We know there is more we can do to make Regenerate a place for all people from Black, Asian and minority Ethnic communities to thrive whether they are a young person, staff member or volunteer.

As part of our commitment, Regenerate has started today to do the following.

– Organise a working group which will work with all board members, staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and partner organisations to examine the changes we need to make now and on an ongoing basis.

– Evaluate the board and staff membership and diversity monitoring.

– Promote a culture of openness, self-criticism and learning.

– Create safe spaces and reporting systems where those affected by discrimination issues can share their experiences and views in confidence and without prejudice.

– Examine how we can better encourage and support those who feel uncomfortable addressing this issue.

– We will not be defensive nor deny any existence of racism or discrimination at Regenerate but will challenge it and act.

– Review our policies and procedures and ensure they are followed and regularly monitored.

– Provide compulsory annual training for all staff and volunteers on understanding racist behaviour and micro- aggressions and how to be antiracist.

If you have any matters that you wish to raise concerning this important issue or any other aspects of the charity at this time, please email Toby Beazley, our HR and operations lead, at toby@regenerateuk.co.uk. He will then contact you at the earliest opportunity to discuss the matter in the strictest confidence.

Racism and discrimination of any kind should have no place in society and Regenerate will do all it can to provide an environment and culture where there is racial equity and equal opportunities for all young people, staff and volunteers so that they feel valued, safe and able to progress and thrive in their lives.

Andy Smith, CEO and Founder Regenerate

An update on our youth services

April 18th, 2020 by

Our Regenerate youth teams are doing an amazing job connecting with young people through our new online programme and service. With our focus on encouraging a positive wellbeing for young people, the programme includes mentoring, keep fit sessions, dance workshops, online gaming, competitions, cooking classes and counselling.  As well as this, the team are in regular contact with the young people and their parents through phone calls, which has been a bit of lifeline for many people.

Photos By Nahwand Jaff, taken pre lock down. 
The Feel Good Bakery team members continue being supported each day by our team and whilst they can’t be working in the kitchen they are using this time to focus on their personal development. This week the kitchen also came back to life with Mirela, TFGB kitchen manager, working alone (social distancing) making 148 lunch bags for isolated elderly people who are members of Regenerate Rise.

The Roehampton Community Box

April 15th, 2020 by
I hope you are staying safe and well in this strange and unprecedented time.   In response to the challenges our communities are facing we would like to thank you for your continued support and update you about a new project we have started. 
 
“The Roehampton Community Box” launched last week!!!
 

In partnership with Heathmere Primary School and Rackets Cubed we are pleased to announce that we are working together to provide ‘Community Boxes’ for families on the estates in Roehampton and Putney.
 
Thanks to the generosity of many Regenerate supporters, yesterday we delivered 57 community boxes full of essential food, activity packs as well as brand new children’s books to those families in Roehampton that are most in need during this time.

We want to see this grow. Our target for next week is to support 100 families by giving them ‘Community Boxes’!  Together I believe we can scale this up through partnership work with other schools and organisations in the area, to reach more families who are most in need at this time.

If you want to get involved here’s what you can do …

Donate food: 
If you are able to contribute food, please drop food items to the following drop off points and then we will organise putting the boxes together and delivering to the families.

Sheen – 3 Clare Lawn Avenue, SW14 8BH
Barnes – 34 Glebe Road, SW13 0EA
Putney  – 17 Castello Avenue, Putney, SW15 6EA  
Wimbledon – 4 Dora Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 7 HH  (detached White House with cherry tree outside so not to be confused with another number 4 opposite!!)

Please only donate food items that are listed on here.

If you would like to do your own street collections of food, or cannot get to the drop off points please contact nikki@regenerateuk.co.uk
Please only donate food items that are listed on the attachment

Donate money: 
If you would like to contribute towards the costs of the Roehamapton community boxes please click here.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TheRoehamptoncommunitybox

OR, transfer to our Regenerate CAF bank account. Sort code: 40-52-40 & Account number: 00023707

We are so grateful that we have this Regenerate community of friends and supporters that encourage, volunteer and resource our work.  We will continue to create opportunities for young people to thrive and at this time show solidarity with those going through the toughest times.
 
Stay safe and please keep in touch.
 
From
Andy and all at Regenerate

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