Matrix Trust is a local Christian Charity which provides support and opportunities for vulnerable young people across the Guildford Borough. The opportunities offered by the Matrix Trust not only enable young people to believe in themselves, but also provide a platform for change to ensure that young people are not left socially excluded. At Allen House Pavilion, Matrix aim to provide a home-away-from-home for vulnerable and disadvantaged teenagers.

Elevate is a young leaders’ programme for school year 10+, focused on three areas: eat, serve and learn. Each week, young people cook and eat together, which is followed by a teaching session focused on different aspects of self-leadership, including workshops led by Matrix Trust youth workers and guest speakers talking about more specialist subjects. Everyone is encouraged to share weekly success stories. The project also strives to encourage young people to serve in different ways throughout their lives and works with the young people to provide a service in the community café and at other events throughout the year.

During her visit, the High Sheriff saw; “An ambitious and exciting programme with potential for life-changing results for young people around Guildford”.

Matrix Trust - Elevate

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Past Awards 2019-2020

Viewpoint – TheHorseCourse

Cardinals in the Community

The Normandy Therapy Garden

Matrix Trust - Elevate

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Mock Trial Competition

The Trinity Trust

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Staying Safe Workshop

Surrey Clubs for Young People


Amber – Smart Recovery


FISH Playscheme

Stopgap Dance