Youth Provision

Here at The Chichester Community Development Trust, we believe that it is essential to invest in the young people of Chichester. We provide our youth with opportunities for growth and development; offering programs that focus on social, emotional and creative development. 

Please see below for information about our Youth provision.

A Space to Be

The Water Tower / Wednesdays during term time / 4.30-6pm

Discover our after-school club designed specifically for young people who experience anxiety or may find the main youth club too overwhelming. Led by our dedicated Youth Leader, Dr. Gav Walker, this small and nurturing group offers a safe space for young individuals to engage in calm and friendly conversations.

To ensure that this environment remains supportive, participation is by referral or self-referral only. For further details or to reserve a spot, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email at

Discover Your Future Youth

Wednesdays during term time / 12-2pm

Discover Your Future Youth is a collaborative program we operate in partnership with local secondary schools. This initiative provides essential support to young individuals who face challenges in their school journey for various reasons.

Through this program, students benefit from life coaching sessions and engaging fitness workshops, all designed to enhance their self-esteem, overall productivity, and well-being. We’ve observed that students participating in this program have experienced improved school engagement, making it easier for them to stay in school.

For more information, please email


Foot in the Door – Youth Band Night

The Graylingwell Chapel / Monthly / 7-10pm

Join us for our monthly youth band night, a platform for young, up-and-coming bands to display their talents in the beautiful setting of The Graylingwell Chapel. Our ‘Foot in the Door’ band night is free to attendees under 18 and includes a complimentary hot meal for all.

This event is highly popular, offering young individuals a fantastic opportunity to relish live music and a night out within a safe and secure environment.

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Yoof Club

The Water Tower / Wednesdays during term time / 6.30-8.30pm

Join us every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for our weekly ‘Yoof Club.’ This vibrant club provides an opportunity for young individuals aged 11 to 16 to come together, chat, listen, have fun, and unwind with like-minded peers. Dr. Walker, our youth leader, brings his legendary presence to the Yoof Group every week.

Everyone is welcome to join us for drinks, snacks, and social interaction. It’s a fantastic way to spend your evening. Please note that we have a limited capacity of 15 participants, so be sure to secure your spot by registering early before they’re all taken.

The Wild Space: Woodland Wonders

The Wild Space / Ad hoc / school holidays

Woodland Wonders use CCDT’s nature area, The Wild Space, to provide school holiday forest school. These outdoor educational adventures offer an immersive experience for young minds, encouraging them to connect with nature and explore its wonders. Keep an eye on our social media platforms for the latest updates on forthcoming session dates, ensuring you don’t miss out on these captivating outdoor learning experiences.

School Holiday Programme

We run a programme of activities throughout the school holidays.