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Our History

The Peel Project emerged as a response to tragedy, founded in December 2020 within Hull's Central Ward amidst the challenges of the Covid pandemic.

The Peel Project was founded following the tragic murder of a local teenager, Abdullah Ballouchi. 

The death of a popular and aspiring boxer was a first in the area and underlined what problems were now arising in an area suffering deprivation and following cuts in youth and community engagement.

Abdullah’s death compelled us to take action. We knew we had to do something to address the challenges of deprivation and disengagement in our area. Thus, The Peel Project was born.

Together, we’ll peel away the layers of neglect and despair, revealing the strength and resilience that lie within our community.

Following a massive tragedy within our community, we knew that we had to come together to prevent other things like this from happening"

What we do

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Special feature in Hull Public Health Annual Report

We're thrilled to share that The Peel Project has been featured in Hull City Council Director of Public Health Annual Report 2023. Dive into the report to…

Training with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

In January 2024 we commenced delivering Islamic and Cultural Etiquette awareness training to new staff members of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service and last week we delivered…

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind Partnership

The Peel Project has received funding of almost £60,000 to continue their work in supporting adults and young people in Hull. The funding strengthens an…

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