Bar 'n' Bus Trust

Registered Charity Number 1055210

Total raised
£190.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid = £215.00
+ £0.00 Gift Aid
+ £25.00 Gift Aid

About Bar 'n' Bus Trust

Our Vision

Transformational Relationships :: Life to the Full

Bar 'N' Bus is a Christian charity working with young people throughout Essex. We work in partnership with local churches, schools, councils and groups to show the love of God to young people through our interventions. We work with teams of volunteers to engage young people within the community. A large amount of our work takes place 'on the street', however we also provide in-school support through youth work and intensive counselling programmes.

Community Youth Work

The heart of our mission is to engage young people in the location of their choosing

Our Community Youth Work teams research and explore areas in which young people are choosing to gather and then provide welcoming, inclusive and young people-led programmes, exactly where young people want them to be. This means projects could be in parks, high streets or car parks, as long as the team can get there and the young people are involved. Community Youth Work Teams include Bar’N’Bus staff and a team of volunteers (largely from local churches) who offer a regular space for young people to hang out and chat.

Schools Support

Bar ‘n’ Bus works closely with local schools in the areas which we deliver our community youth work

This could be after-school provisions, lunch clubs or simply providing a presence during lunchtime by engaging with students in the playground. Our schools work is collaborative in nature and where there is existing provision from local churches or the community we seek to dovetail our work with those services.

Youth Counselling

Youth Counselling is a commissioned service offered to local schools

This service provides professionally qualified counsellors to engage with young people on a one-to-one basis. The Youth Counselling Service engages young people aged 11–18 through their school.

Our Faith

We believe that God loves the world and cares about each individual—wanting them to live full, positive and meaningful lives. This faith leads us to give our time and efforts to seeking transformation in young peoples lives through support, advice and positive activities. We hope to share God's love with young people, through the programmes that we run.

Our History

Bar’N’Bus was founded in 1993 and works in partnership with local churches, councils and schools to serve communities through providing community based youth work and in-school counselling. Working in partnership with local churches, we have delivered thousands of hours of community based youth work utilising converted double decker buses to run volunteer led mobile youth centres. Alongside this work, we provide a professional youth counselling service to local secondary schools, providing young people with the one-to-one support they need.

Get Involved


Join our Community Youth Work or School Support Teams and get stuck in with supporting young people. We run a full Introduction to Youth Work Training Programme for all volunteers so drop us a message ([email protected]) to find out about when the next programme is running of take a look at the events section of our page.


Every donation, whatever size, makes a different. One-off donations can be made through this page, however, if you would like to give regularly to the work of Bar'N'Bus please email [email protected]


If you are a church or community group looking to increase your work with young people we would love to talk with you about partnership opportunities and how we could work together for the benefit for your community. Please drop us an email at [email protected]

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