The Home Office, Greater London Authority and the Metropolitan Police Services, have made contact with SYDRC. The organisation were seen by these government institutions as a positioned vehicle to help facilitate a London wide Somali Youth conference. Then the organisation organised and facilitated the first London Somali Youth Conference on 27 May 2008.
SYDRC was awarded the prestigious regional award at Young Muslim Beacon Awards 2011 at evening ceremony the Place of Westminster (House of Lords). The award celebrated the achievements of SYDRC in responding to the needs of Young Somali Muslim British in London. SYDRC was selected as one of only three projects awarded for their outstanding work with young Muslim in Britain.