Project information

Us LOT - leaders of today and tomorrow

Us LOT is a peer to peer mentoring program designed to promote, support, nurture & facilitate the development of a new generation of leaders. The umbrella program's training will be gender specific dividing into the Big Brotha and Big Sistah programs and will incorporate volunteering and mentoring.

Each participant will start with a minimum 6 months of training (stage 1)

Charity information: Young People Matter

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  • Need


    unemployment, social exclusion, gang and youth crime, civil disobedience, high crime, low self esteem, lack of training opportunities, the negative portrayal of young people in the Capital and especially in our local, South London.


    Strategic training of youth aged 16-24, instilling and inspiring them to engage in volunteering and providing them with the skills needed to lead their peers into community engagement. There are tiers to the program which offer a wide variety of support & training in mentoring, NVQ qualifications, work experience, fun engaging workshops & skills training. Once trained in mentoring, the youths are encouraged and supported to set-up their own projects as leaders in schools, centres and local NGOs

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Train & support youth with practical skills that positively impact on their lives, peers & community


    » Peer Mentoring Training leading to an ASDAN mentoring award
    » NVQ Training in a variety of courses including: Children and Young People's Workforce Development, Business Admin, Customer Services, Team Leading
    » Volunteering - helps make new friends, increases social skills, increases self confidence, positively impacts on community, stay physically healthy
    » Residential -New experience, rural setting, outdoor adventure. Helps youth become more aware of their strengths & abilities. Builds awareness

    What success will look like

    Success will be... to train 35 young people to become Big Sistahs/Big Brothas.
    To have young people work with 2 orgs and 70 children & young people to benefit from the project

  • Impact


    Long term changes include social cohesion and qualified youths with greater confidence. Successes will be demonstrated by monitoring, feedback and evaluations conducted at beginning, midway and end of project.


    The main risk associated with training is that there may be young people that drop out and also there may be issues at first with identifying the young people to take part in the project. The steps to overcoming these issues will be to have an introduction day and deliver the project at different levels. The different levels allow all the young people that take part to be able to achieve something, despite partial participation. Recruitment will involve schools, faith grps, local youth services.


    Evaluation reports can be supplied at regular intervals, usually quarterly depending on the length of funding or requirements of The White Stuff.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,400 Mentors/ Sessional Workers delivering training, mentoring, volunteers, sessional workers
      £4,300 Workshops 45 workshops, set up of groups
      £4,000 Venue venue hire
      £2,700 Materials, stationary equipment for activities, CRBs
      £4,400 travel and residental rural get away, team building, travel
      £4,200 promotional materials & admi ID cards, t-shirts, flyers, phone, emails

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Hyde Plus £25,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Stockwell South London is where we are based which has connections to the Lambeth wards of Brixton, Camberwell, Kennington. We will also roll out the project to Brent, North London an identified as in need of engaging and impacting social projects for youth.


    The youth within the BME communities growing up in poor and impoverished local wards of South and North London where high crime and disorder, deprivation affect children. Lambeth is the 2nd largest inner London Borough with an official population of 272,000. 19.9% are aged under 18. 55% of black men aged 16-24 are not in education, employment or training. Much of the same is applicable to areas of Brent. Our beneficiaries will be exposed to training and qualifications that can impact their lives

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have operated within South Lon for the past 5 years and have delivered award winning services to the local community. We have great relationships with local business, housing, schools and orgs. We recently won "Honourable Achievement" for our Careers Advice and Guidance program at the 2012 Business in The Community, race for opportunity awards. We believe in a holistic approach to working with and supporting children, youth & young adults whose welfare is at the forefront of our programs.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ebenezer Lawson

    Is currently a Project Leader and Boys Club facilitator. Ebenezer will be a Peer Leader to train, lead, guide, inspire and encourage the Big Brothas

    Bianca Waite

    Project leader, Girls Club youth facilitator. Bianca will be a Peer Leader to train, lead, guide, inspire and encourage the Big Sistahs

    Marcus Dawes

    Project Coordinator at YPM. Will set up and manage the program. Will support Leaders and oversee the project.

    Kemi Folairn

    Centre Manager and founder of Young People Matter and will be the senior advisor to the program