Natasha Griffith commences as The Feast’s first employee, as a youth worker based in Sparkhill and working in Moseley and Golden Hillock Schools. Jenni Creasy joins as a Scripture Union gap year volunteer.
The Feast is based at The Springfield Centre.
Youth Encounter events increase from 4 to 25 a year.
The Feast begins work with the Broadway School in Aston.
The Feast joins the Near Neighbours programme.
The Feast is awarded the ‘Most Innovative Youth Work’ Award at the Christian Youth Work Awards.
New Local Leadership Groups are formed in Bradford and Keighley and Tower Hamlets.
The Feast secures funding from the Cabinet Office as part of the Youth Social Action Fund.
The Feast commences in Park View Academy, and now operates in four Birmingham Schools.
With the support of Near Neighbours, The Feast establishes a Local Leadership Group in Luton.
The Feast Lebanon is established as a partnership between World Vision, the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies and YFC, and commences running youth encounters for Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Maronite and Evangelical Christian young people.
Tanya Bownds joins as Field Development Manager. Chris moves on from Bradford and Keighley, and is replaced by Mark Elliott. Nanzip Lannap joins in Luton as a contacted youth worker. Jenni departs in the Summer, and at the end of the year we said goodbye to Tanya, Hannah and Nahim steps back to be a part-time Associate role.
The Feast in Birmingham is awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Volunteer Service, equivalent to the MBE for charities.
The Feast International Committee forms to support the interests for work outside the UK.
The first Faith and Friends Conference was held in Birmingham.
From humble beginnings this year we connected with around 2,500 young people nationally through schools, faith groups and partner organisations.