Press Release

Leap’s Leadership and Enterprise Programme awarded a further three-year grant by The National Lottery Community Fund

Alicia Edmund
Thursday 24th October 2019

From October 2019, we are pleased to announce our work with young people and youth practitioners living in Lambeth and Southwark will continue for the foreseeable future. The Leadership and Enterprise programme works with whole friendship groups of young people aged between 13-25 at risk of offending and/or violent behaviour. Through discussion and experiential learning, young people are encouraged to support each other to make positive choices in their lives.  

Ben Kernighan, Chief Executive, Leap Confronting Conflict says:

We are delighted that the National Lottery Community Fund have awarded us significant funding for a further three years to continue our work with young people, youth practitioners and organisations across Lambeth and Southwark. For the last three years, partnerships have been central to the programmes success, and strong links have been established with a number of community organisations. We look forward to building on the strong relationships we have developed in Lambeth and Southwark to achieve an even greater impact.


Mel Christodoulou, Director of Yellow Qube says:

Leap Confronting Conflict is a conscientious organisation that continually learns from the grassroots organisations about the complexities of the lived experience in different localities. The Leadership and Enterprise team manages to implement a high-level programme in a local context whereby participants are worked with and not done to. Yellow Qube and the wider Tulse Hill community have been positively impacted by the programme, it’s flexibility, approach and aftercare. We are very pleased to hear that this programme will continue at this crucial time in youth work delivery.


Sacha Rose-Smith, Head of Funding for London at the National Lottery Community Fund says:

Thanks to National Lottery players we are able to support more projects helping young people, such as Leap, who are focussed on encouraging young people to manage conflict in their lives and build relationships. With their ideas, knowledge and passion, this money changes lives.



Note to the editor

Leap Confronting Conflict is a 32-year old charity, working with young people aged 11 – 25 and the adult professionals supporting them to manage conflict in their lives. Since 2016, our focus has been to support young people in four distinct worlds where research demonstrates that conflict has a negative impact upon their life outcomes. Our programmes are designed to work with young people:

  • growing up in care,
  • excluded from mainstream schools,
  • in inner-city communities,
  • and within the secure estate or prisons.

Further information

The Leadership and Enterprise programme is recognised as part of the youth offer for both Lambeth and Southwark Council. If you are interested in connecting the young people and/or youth practitioners connected to your service, please contact Gabin Sinclair-Constance at Leap Confronting Conflict on 020 7561 3700 or

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