Parents info


We understand that parents are the primarily carers for their children and young people and that you might want to know a bit more about us and what we do.

We are a registered charity (charity number 1143203).

The Porch Project was started in 2009 when it was realised that the young people of Hadleigh had nowhere where they could meet safely and regularly. So it was decided to make the Church available to them and provide some recreational activities and food.

While the project is based in St Mary’s Church, there is no religious teaching involved in any of the activities undertaken with young people unless this is something they want to talk about.


Today, the project currently engages with over 450 young people.

It engages with young people through its evening drop-in centre in the Church, its state of the art media and computer suite, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work. Over 300 local young people are registered with the project and regularly use the project’s facilities and support programmes. Normally we have between 70-100 young people attending our drop-in centre sessions.

Use the drop down button on the parents tab at the top of this page, or use the links below to find out more about us.

Contact Us

Zach & Kayleigh
Youth Workers

T 07535 254031
E youthworker2@porchproject.co.uk

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Events - Posted 17/07/2018 14:43

Summer Celebration & AGM

Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.

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Events - Posted 06/06/2018 11:02

Horizons Session 6

Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.

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Funding + Support - Posted 22/05/2018 13:57

Ladies at Jim Lawrence raise money for the Project

A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.

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Funding + Support - Posted 15/05/2018 21:24

Grant from Gotelee Solicitors

A big thank you to Gotelee Solicitors for the £3,000 grant being the 2nd year of a 3 year award to part sponsor the salary of a femail youth worker.

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Events - Posted 15/05/2018 16:26

HRH The Earl of Wessex meets the Porch Project

On Friday May 11th we were invited by The Suffolk Foundation to be one of the groups being introduced to HRH Prince Edward at Birketts new HQ in Princes Street, Ipswich.

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