Lambeth Summer Projects Trust
Lambeth Summer Projects Trust
The Lambeth Summer Projects Trust works in partnership, both at neighbourhood and borough level, with Lambeth Police and other agencies. We provide activities for 9 to 16 year old young people.
The aims The Lambeth Summer Projects Trust are to ensure that young people are diverted from anti-social behaviour and crime and safeguarded / protected from perhaps being a victim of crime.
They live in an inner city where gang, gun and violent crime is not a rarity.
The vision of Lambeth Summer Projects is ‘to encourage Lambeth’s children and young people to be happy, healthy and safe and help them achieve their full potential, by offering effective support during the summer months.
OUR 2014 PROJECTS. There will be about 400 pre booked sessions in the programme of recreational and educational activities provided for up to 500 young people for 4 weeks during July and August at 3 project sites, Brixton, Norwood and Streatham.
Our Project Users - About 63% of the Project users are black, 23% mixed heritage or other ethnicity, 12% white, 2% Asian. 40% are considered to be special needs or have learning difficulties. Research involving 50% of the overall project user’s families has indicated that nearly 70% live in either social housing on the numerous estates throughout the borough or Housing Association housing.
Our ‘Areas of Deprivation’ Project User postcode search revealed that nearly all ranked on the scale as extremely high. Eight areas in Lambeth are among the 10% most deprived in the country and it is one of the 10 most deprived in London. It has the 7th highest level of child poverty in London.
One in three children attending Lambeth schools is eligible for free school meals. The Lambeth Summer Projects and their partners have addressed the above issues over the years has now become the largest voluntary youth provision provider of its kind in Lambeth.
Lambeth Summer Projects Trust aims to:
- Well Being - Those from families on low income or unemployed will enjoy activities that they usually could not afford. The content of the project's activity programme encourages a healthy lifestyle
- Learning and Creativity –Young people will develop new skills and understanding when being involved in the many project workshops e.g. Music, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Computers.
- Crime Diversion Young people are diverted from the possibility of committing anti-social behaviour and crime or being the victims. They and Police officers can meet in a non-confrontational situation
- Volunteering opportunities - 20% are unpaid volunteers. The projects promote volunteering within the borough by enlisting the help of volunteers which has often helped them gain access to youth relat
- Stronger communities –Our working partnership with the local community, volunteer centres, Lambeth police, Housing Associations, social services and businesses is an essential ingredient for success.
Established: April 1988
Registered Charity Number: 1068812
Board members: 3
Phone number: 07740771427
Address: C/o Schools Office Gipsy Hill Police Station 66 Central Hill London SE19 1DTView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website