What can you do to help?

Everyone can do something to contribute; by donating an hour of your time or an hour of your salary, you can help us run a small class, or startup in a new area.

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Donate an hour of your salary

All donations go towards delivering more LVN events

We are a small grassroots charity; our overheads are low helping us to be very cost effective.

Give a One-Time Gift

Donations help cover the cost of our Industry Insight sessions or the printing of our personal development plans.

Fund a new centre

Passport to Progression

Help us train more youth and community leaders to deliver our model. We teach how to maximise on adults giving time, how to network effectively and how to support a young person discover their interests.

Request a fundraising pack

You can help us raise funds by hosting your own events such as cake or car boot sales.

The Need for LVN

“Countering network poverty as a precursor to gang membership: bridging and social capital through temporary migration research and practice” – LVN CEO Rachael Box & Robert F. Hesketh, Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Paper available here

2.7M 14-24 y/o’s live in poverty

We can only help to break the poverty cycle if we support young people to access help.

7/10 Jobs are not advertised

We help to level out the playing fields by giving young people from deprived communities access to a network only normally afforded to middle class young people.

Prison population

Did you know it costs £40,000 per year to send a young person to prison? Many of the young people in the criminal justice system find it difficult to fill out applications so we ask adults to help with this task.

Knife & violent crime is rising

The LVN theory of change outlines that young people are less likely to get involved in anti-social behaviour if they have access to better networks.

Learning outside of school

Many of the young people we work with live in overcrowded accomodation. As such, LVN endevour to open up community venues to create a constructive space for young people to learn.

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Our Location

27 Pear Tree Street

London, EC1V 3AG


Registered Charity 1161275