The Phoenix Project is a community-based youth project run by volunteers from the Ashford North and Stanwell South Ward which is one of the six most deprived wards in Surrey. The project delivers activities that fit around the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme or Youth Achievement Awards working with young people between the ages of 14-18 from these communities, by providing them with the opportunity to participate on Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions.

It is a peer-led project in which young people are developed as young leaders from the age of 15 and then encouraged to take an active leadership role within the project. Indeed, all the current staff came through in this way and therefore have a complete understanding of what is required to help and motivate young people.

The High Sheriff stated during a visit that he was pleased that HSYA funds enabled 15 young people to undertake this impactful programme under the leadership of Nick Charalambous. He particularly stressed his thanks to all the young people within the project for becoming inspiring leaders to their younger friends in the community.

The Phoenix Project

Awarded 2018-2019


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Past Awards 2018-2019

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Youth Engagement Scheme

Magistrates’ Mock Trial Competition

The Eikon Charity

Thrive Youth Dance Company

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Matrix Trust

East to West

Change of Scene

Sunbury Manor School

Surrey Care Trust - STEPS

The Phoenix Project


KT12 Football Project

1st Chertsey Scout Group