Carney's Community

Carney's Youth Crime Prevention Programme

This project works intensively with young people who are involved with or at risk of being involved with crime. Though positive activity, sport, and mentoring we aim to turn young people away from crime and offending and into upstanding members of their community, being the best they can possibly be

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150650)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Wandsworth combines areas of affluence with severe poverty. In these areas there are high levels of child poverty, high numbers of 16-18s not in education, employment or training and high unemployment. These areas have high levels of childhood obesity and smoking and drug use is prevalent, life expectancy is lower than average. Young people growing up in deprived areas have higher exposure to violence and a higher chance of offending. Knife crime and gang involvement are both ongoing issues.


We use sport and mentoring to engage young people and create opportunities for them. Sport has been shown to be a successful and cost-effective way of tackling youth crime and gang violence as well as having a positive impact on physical and mental health. Similarly, mentoring can be effective in reducing anti-social behaviour and crime. Mentored people are less likely to engage in risky/problem behaviour and more likely to experience better physical and mental health.