About ACE

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.

Collaboration and Partnerships:

Connexions, Local Youth Clubs, NHS Primary Care Trust, Multi-Agency Support Team, Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Derbyshire County Council, Youth Services, Local businesses & community groups