Tom's Trust has supported

Local Employment Access Projects (LEAP) is a registered charity based in Kensal Green, which over 15 years has helped more than 4500 unemployed people into employment. The vast majority of LEAP's clients are from ethnic minorities, but they serve people from all backgrounds. Their success has been based on a close working relationship with employers, their closeness to clients and local voluntary/community groups, and their ability to facilitate change in inner city residents. LEAP also owns and manages the Hazel Road Community Centre next door to their offices and engages with the local youth by running a Youth Club there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Activities provided include table tennis, pool, DJ-ing, video gaming and trips to places such as Alton Towers, Streatham Go-Karting and Laserquest, as well as providing Dance and Drama classes for 7-13 year olds. Tom's Trust provided funding to help refurbish the Hazel Road Community Centre and to improve the facilities, thus allowing LEAP to increase the scope for hiring the centre, generating extra revenue to provide more activities for the local youth. One such new activity is the provision of silk-screen printing classes. -