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Young people in Lambeth receive £150k funding boost

Posted on 18 December 2018

Hyde’s Successful Places team is proud to announce it has secured £150,000 from the Mayor of London Young Londoners Fund to launch a brand new three-year programme of work in Lambeth.

Successful Places Programme Manager, Sarah Willis, said: “We’re delighted to be the first housing association to receive this level of funding from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund. This will help us to realise our place-based vision for hyper-local work on two of our large estates in the borough of Lambeth. We’re already doing some great grass roots work in the local community and our ambitious new programme, which is closely aligned to Lambeth’s planned public health approach to reducing violence, will enable us to launch a further six projects for residents in Stockwell Gardens and the Kennington Park Estate in the new year.

“The new programme, Hyde’s Young People Excel (HYPE), will see us working collaboratively with the local community and young people, a range of local stakeholders from schools to grass roots charities, and teams across Hyde over the next three years. We aim to develop community-led solutions and provide a range of opportunities including education, enterprise and employment opportunities that will strengthen communities and families and lead to reduced levels of violence.”  

HYPE, is part of a wider programme of positive activities for young people already being delivered by Hyde’s partners in Stockwell and Kennington. These programmes have been funded by Battersea Power Station, Optivo and Hyde Charitable Trust.