London City Mission

Youth Project – Vauxhall

This project will help disadvantaged youth in the area to gain social skills and improve their educational and life chances for a better career so that they can come out of youth crime and gang culture.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (247186)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,035

Donations

89

    Categories

    Helping

Location

Situation

Vauxhall in the borough of Lambeth is the 4th most densley populated area in Britain. It also has one of the highest youth population ratio. As a result housing is in short supply and it has the highest murder rate of any borough. Gang activity and violent crime are prevalent in parts of the area. The increase in Knife related deaths in the area in 2018 was featured on national news several times. London City Mission want to alliviate the rising problems through its local community projects.

Solution

Our community and youth projects in Vauxhall engages young people in positive activities, where they have an outlet for creativity. These include after-school clubs during term-time and drop-in sessions during the holidays, providing activities such as homework clubs, film clubs and games. Young people also have an opportunity to talk about issues in their community, the pressures they face, their hopes for the future and explore issues of faith with staff who are approachable and supportive.

  • "50% of family life in the area we work in is made up of broken families and single mothers with children and youth needing a lot of help."

    — Kevin Croft

  • "50% of family life in the area we work in is made up of broken families and single mothers with children and youth needing a lot of help."

    — Kevin Croft