From 1st January 2020 we are pleased to announce that X-Plore Youth Group will be transferring to Space* (formerly Devon Youth Service). Space* Youth Workers currently run our groups, so there will be no change to how the groups are run. The website, social media and email addresses also remain the same.
The change applies to the governance of the Charity. This means X-Plore will cease to be a charity in its own right (transferring all assets to Space* where it will continue to run as a 'project'), and all Trustees will step down.
The Trustees believe this is the best outcome to secure a sustainable future for X-Plore.
Part of this development includes a bigger presence at Exeter Pride in which X-Plore have exciting plans for a new 'youth zone' which will take place on 2nd May 2020.
Kev Henman, Chief Executive at Space* says: Space Youth Services have worked in partnership with Xplore for many years, to provide safe, stimulating spaces and programmes for Devon's young LGBTQ community. Their work has been incredibly important for hundreds of young people and we are proud to be able to enable this work to continue. Space will do whatever we can, collaborating with our network of partners, to grow more provision for LGBTQ young people across Devon.
Julia Boas, Chair of Trustees, X-Plore says: We have worked hard to promote and expand the groups, and have achieved a lot in the past five years, making it a viable project to hand over and develop further. Now feels like the right time and we would like to thank everyone who has supported the charity over the years.
We would particularly like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation for their ongoing support during this transition, and acknowledge our previous funders who have helped keep us running over the past few years up to our point of hand-over: Foyle Foundation, Big Lottery - Awards for All, Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, Rainbow Ball, Halleria Trust and the Local Youth Network Fund.
We would also like to thank our regular private donors. If you have been donating to X-Plore you can continue to do so but will need to change the payment details. Please contact us for further information at [email protected]