Our Relationship to enact
The Enfield Island Youth & Community Trust (EIYCT) was formed in 2003 to provide facilities for for 11-18 year olds on Enfield Island Village and the surrounding area. Today, operating under the name enact it provides activities and support for children and young adults between the ages of 0 through to 25. This has been the result of a powerful partnership between Oasis Enfield, the RSA Trust and other local community groups.
Our relationship with EIYCT goes back to before the RSA Trust was founded, when our commercial arm, RSA Island Village Ltd, granted £20,000 to help set up a youth club at the RSA Island Centre. Our chairman, Gary Walker, sat as a trustee of the charity (and continues to do so) along with other men and women with impeccable track records in delivering successful projects:
- Representatives from London & Quadrant Housing Association
- Local Ward Councillor Norman Ford (chairman, retired 2012, resigned EIYCT chair 2016)
- A representative from the Enfield Island Village Trust
- Representatives from the London Borough of Enfield’s Youth Service
Oasis Enfield has provided youth workers for EIYCT since the charity was founded. In 2010 the club underwent major expansion with the appointment of a Children & Families Worker and the establishment of a group for 7-11 year olds: Kidz Club. In 2013 a third club was added to the mix, Club 6-8, for 11-13 year olds. Since then clubs for younger children have started, as well as family groups and gardening groups. This wider level of community participation has led to EIYCT rebranding itself as enact to take account of the proactive role it has in the community around Enfield Island Village and beyond.