The EDGE Project

The EDGE Project is a ‘youth-led’ programme that empowers young people aged 14-24 to organise, develop and deliver projects within their local community. We create the opportunity for young people to run projects covering the events management lifecycle, marketing and promotion, fundraising activities, arts and culture public exhibitions, sports with the military, journalism, film and media. There are no restrictions on allowing young people to express their individual aspirations and bring their ideas to the table.

Boxing Days Mini Documentary series

Boxing Days Mini Documentary series

All participants receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award for their participation, as well as references for college, university or job applications. We also encourage our members to join future projects as EDGE Project Mentors.   Peer mentoring allows us to promote how young people can support other young people, and gain experience developing their leadership skills and styles.

The EDGE Project is run by the Wessex Heritage Trust who secure funding from the Big Lottery and other major national charitable organisations, and has been running successful projects for over ten years.

EDGE Project work experience participants from Farnborough College of Technology with their EDGE Project award certificates

EDGE Project work experience participants from Farnborough College of Technology with their EDGE Project award certificates

At The EDGE Project, we remove barriers and draw together young people with the wider community to work together on challenging, fun and beneficial community projects. After working with us young people have a better understanding of the requirements needed for a working environment, independent living, and have made a positive difference to their lives.


Where to find us:

The EDGE Project serves the whole of Hampshire but currently focuses on some key areas:

Young people involved in filming the ‘Boxing Days’ online mini documentary series at the Army Combat Centre pictured with Lance Corporal Keeryanne Aaron

Young people involved in filming the ‘Boxing Days’ online mini documentary series at the Army Combat Centre pictured with Lance Corporal Keeryanne Aaron

The EDGE Project Aldershot

The EDGE Project has been running in Aldershot for 18 months and works closely with a number of exciting partners including The British Army Boxing Team, Farnborough College of Technology, Step by Step (homeless) Charity, Grainger Plc, Academy of Hard Knocks, and Farnham Astronomical Society. The EDGE Project Aldershot includes areas in Aldershot and Farnborough.

More information regarding specific projects in Aldershot can be found on their website, which was developed by EDGE Project participants: https://www.edgeproject-aldershot.co.uk

For regular updates and photos please visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedgeprojectaldershot

or follow us on Twitter @TheEDGEProject2

For more information or enquiries regarding EDGE Project opportunities available in Aldershot please contact nathalie@wessexheritagetrust.org or call 07715661903

Young people from Brockenhurst College running their ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’

Young people from Brockenhurst College running their ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’

The EDGE Project New Forest

The EDGE Project New Forest provides exciting local opportunities for young people across the New Forest and surrounding areas. We work with local schools and sixth forms, local businesses, charities and youth provisions to reach as many young people as possible. Specific project areas include Ringwood, Fordingbridge, New Milton, Lyndhurst, Totton and Southampton.

For regular updates and photos please visit us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheEDGEProject

For more information or enquiries regarding EDGE Project opportunities available in the New Forest please contact erin@wessexheritagetrust.org or call 07850769356