Introducing Facing the Future

Be part of our new team of volunteer mental health ambassadors, and support young people in mental health crises across Leicestershire.  It is well-documented that young people’s mental health has been hugely impacted by a range of recent factors. The isolation and loss of education created by the recent pandemic, and the unchecked rise of…

Festive Focus 2023

FOCUS once again got into the winter cheer with our 2023 Festive FOCUS Christmas Community Event. Our Inspire project took the reins (no pun intended!) to deliver what can only be considered as our most successful Christmas community events to date. Festive FOCUS 2023 was held at Leicester Haymarket Shopping Centre on Saturday 16th December.…

FOCUS’ 2023 Diwali Celebration

Diwali in Leicester is known as one of the most largest festivals outside of India. It is important to show our young people why the festival is so important to Leicester and its Indian diaspora, but with this year marking the city’s 40th Diwali light switch-on, we had to get them involved too. So the…

Our 2022-23 Impact Report is Live!

Have you read our 2022-23 Impact Report? Read how the generosity and support of all our donors, funders and fundraisers have helped us to support over 200 young people throughout the 2022-23 financial year! Impact Report 2022-23 (verFinal) Back to News and Events

FOCUS Walking FOB-Ball!

Football is a favourite here at FOCUS. For staff, volunteers and young people alike, nothing’s better than playing, watching or talking about the beautiful game. So when we were deciding on this year’s fundraiser, a football tournament was a no-brainer! We set up ‘FOCUS on Business Walking FoB-Ball’, a walking-football tournament for businesses across Leicester.…

Focus Does Summer 2023!

The summer holidays: a much-anticipated and well-deserved break for young people at the end of the school year! We at FOCUS always enjoy running exciting and entertaining summer schemes during the holidays. So we were thrilled to bring ‘FOCUS Does Summer’ to young people this year! ‘FOCUS Does Summer’ provided two weeks of free day-trips…

Focus on Business Allotment Day 2023

Spring is here; what a great opportunity to get back outdoors! That is why, for our latest Focus on Business event, we invited our business partners back to our Wooden Spoon Allotment. Our 2023 Allotment Day, on Wednesday 5th of April, marked our first business allotment day since the allotment’s grand opening in 2021. Leicestershire…

Some Like it LIT! Part 2!

FOCUS’ Leicester Comedy Festival 2023 extravaganza! It can be difficult to get back into the swing of things at the beginning of a new year. The cheer of the holiday season gives way to the back-to-work blues of middle-to-late winter. This applies to young people just as much as the rest of us, so any…

Liven Up Business with Rob Gee!

Getting Up To Some Funny Business with Rob Gee’s Comedy Masterclass How funny could a couple of business-folk really be? Well, on Tuesday 31st January, we found out! As part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, we ran our ‘Liven Up Business’ Workshop at the Big Difference Club on High Street. Under the expert guidance of…

‘Keep It Real!’ showcase and networking event

Throughout Autumn, we worked with young people to discuss discrimination and how they could combat inequality in our schools, workplaces and communities. On Thursday 27th October, these young people brought their knowledge and perspectives to businesses. We held the ‘Keep It Real!’ Focus on Business networking event at the stylish Leicester branch of Metro Bank.…