The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is delighted to be selected as your Charity of the Year! We are an award winning children’s charity based in Maidstone. We believe that every young person in need should have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.

YLF support over 3,000 vulnerable people across Kent, ranging from children who are disengaged in education, to young adults leaving the care system, providing them support through Advocacy, Mentoring, Befriending and Activity Programmes. We are growing, developing and launching innovative support programmes to resource much needed services in the community and rely on our 250 plus volunteers and supporters who raise over £250,000 each year! Without them we could not operate.

“Children in care say they see adults come and go like buses but it’s not like that with YLF. Every time you need them you know they will be there to offer help and advice. Nothing comes close to my YLF family!” Meghan, 16.

To find out more about YLF, to volunteer or to donate, please visit