Young people are changing the world.

Making progress, establishing talents.

There has never been a better time to get involved in youth projects for London.

Connecting one generation with another through fundraising, mentorships, volunteering and work experience.

Founded in 1934, the Feathers Association is a registered charity run by a board of trustees. The Fourth Feathers Youth and Community Centre is part of the charity but is advised by a separate Management Committee.

The principal activities of the Association are firstly to oversee the management of the charity’s resources to their best advantage, and then to apply those resources to the assistance of youth and community work and to the support of education.

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The Feathers Association depends on investment returns, fund-raising events and rental income for its income. Despite the low interest rate environment and the volatility of the financial markets, the Association has been able to grow its capital and maintain its grants for youth work in accordance with the grant-making policy. The principal fund-raising event is the Feathers Charity Ball, which is held in December each year.  This is supplemented by a smaller Easter Ball which made more money this year due to the higher attendance.  We remain indebted to our advisors and the Treasurer for their vigilance in this respect.


How we give support

We give support by channelling resources to our own club, “The Fourth Feathers”, and – according to the availability of resources – by providing grants to similar charities in London.

The Fourth Feathers Youth Club website



The Feathers Charity Ball began in the 1950s as a way for young people to meet up and generate funds in aid of The Feathers Association. The Feathers Charity Balls have since become established events in the social calendar generating millions of pounds for youth projects across London.

The Christmas Ball (for young people aged 14 – 16) takes place at one of London’s most renowned clubs, the Ministry of Sound. The club has 5 rooms and 4 dance floors with state of the art lighting and sound. DJ’s and live bands will be playing on the night.

Dress code for the Feathers Christmas Charity Ball in December is strictly black tie.