ACE Youth Trust is a registered charity (No. 1120282) run by a board of volunteer Trustees from the Ashbourne area. ACE aims “to provide recreational/leisure activities and support/guidance” to young people aged 11-19 “intended to help them grow as individuals and improve their quality of life” (Trust Deed of Amendment 18 July 2010). The Trust currently operates within the local education authority catchment area for Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Ashbourne (QEGS) and the Weaver Ward of East Staffordshire (Mayfield). The population of 11-19 year olds in the area is roughly 2,400.
Since 2007 ACE has sought to reach out to the hard to reach, disadvantaged and vulnerable local young people and make a significant impact on their lives by providing targeted youth work services in and out of school delivered by qualified youth workers and trained volunteers.
NHS Primary Care Trust, Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Derbyshire County Council, Early Help Team, Local businesses & community groups