DANSON YOUTH TRUST is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.   For over 40 years Danson has been affiliated to The Federation of London Youth Clubs (formerly The Federation of Boys Clubs) and now is one of its largest affiliates.   Our charitable objectives are to provide educational and recreational opportunities for children and young people inspiring them to achieve their full potential as positive members of society.      Our commitment is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where young people are empowered to make informed decisions about their lives with the confidence to take the responsibility for those decisions.

DANSON YOUTH TRUST has a considerable history.  The work of the Trust operates from The Danson Centre located in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent.   Danson Y.C. was first established in 1941 in premises a mile away in Welling.  Danson outgrew its’ accommodation and moved to its present site in approximately 1955.  Since that time the premises and the programme has significantly changed and developed to the large, modern and progressive organisation seen today.   The work of Danson has always been about providing as much as possible to the young people of the area.  Across the years the programmes have grown to include a wider range of activities and a wider range of age groups.  We now register approximately 3000 children and young people each membership year – and many of these young people remain in membership for several years.  The Centre has an excellent reputation for quality services, staffing, environment and affordability.

The Centre currently opens 9.00a.m.-10.00p.m. Monday to Friday,  9.00a.m.-6.00p.m. Saturdays and  we hope to achieve Sunday activity shortly.  We have a varied and flexible staff team.  Qualification and experience is extensive  and  varied  to suit the  variety of our staffing which includes  specialist project staff, instructors, youth leaders, support staff, administration team, volunteers and young leaders.  ( All staff are vetted to Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Standard.)

Our  Board of Trustees is comprised of local people who have commitment and vision to meet the aims and objectives of Danson Youth Trust by bringing a wide range of skills to the organisation.