Sir Hubert Von Herkomer Arts Foundation


We will support young people at risk. Giving opportunities to create music, merchandise, design, graphics, photography, working with professionals giving access to skills, safe space continued mentoring which is crucial to keeping young people safe from gang grooming and criminal activities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1149607)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups


United Kingdom


There is a need to ensure young people stay safe, engaged and inspired to avoid the tragic crossover of gang crime and grooming. We have been working within the social housing backgrounds of Camden, there is a huge problem in early teenage years in which young people are being groomed, used for drug running, carrying knives and being used to work for their elders. We know this is one of London's hardest problems to tackle as numbers are growing and the ages are getting even younger.


We have been working with young people in this age group and have been talking with the young people we fear are in danger of being groomed for gangs. We know they need a positive outlet; they need to realize their own identity and to have ownership of a creative project in which they feel proud. Young people at this age need to be constantly involved in, but a project that they want to do and will enjoy as this is the only way to keep engagement which will in time take them off the streets.

  • Being able to go to the studio every week and write my songs and record my beats gives me a place to be, keeps me off the streets and is giving me the chance to learn my music. To have something that I love doing, and people that believe in me gives me hope.

    — Poppy Age 14

  • I never thought I would have the guts to get up and sing in front of people. This music project I am now singing in a band on TMMP and I really l love it.

    — Josh Age 12

  • I am putting out my first track with Debbi and Jacob. I have been in the music project for the last year and it is helping me focus and giving me the chance to put out a music track for real.

    — Eze Age 16