About us

The Phoenix Project was set up in 1999 to provide opportunities for young people. It offers activities for sport, creative arts and cooking as well as volunteering opportunities. In particular it prepares young people for the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Project has a focus on young people who learn or live in Spelthorne. The Project is based out of Ashford Youth Club, Kenilworth Road, Ashford, Middx. In particular it supports pupils at Thomas Knyvett College and Sunbury Manor School. In 2022/23 it worked with over 230 different young people aged between 14 – 18 from these communities, taking 180 away on Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions

The Project is volunteer led from the community it serves. All volunteers live in the borough and had involvement in the local schools. They give their time on Thursday evenings when the project meets or on one of the 6 yearly expeditions for free.