Lambeth Peer Action Collective

The Youth Endowment Fund, alongside Co-op, National Lottery Community Fund, #iWill and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are working with 10 Partners nationally to run a Peer Research and Social Action programme, a £5.2million project that aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. This project will create a ground-breaking network of Peer Researchers who will lead on designing and conducting research into their peers’ experiences of violence and working together to take action and shape solutions.  

High Trees along with Juvenis, Spiral Skills, IRMO, MLCE and St Matthew’s Project have been selected as one of the Delivery Partners on the project, leading the London region. Our aim is to recruit, train and support 12 Peer Researchers aged between 16-20 to listen to at least 480 young people aged 10-16 across Lambeth. The research collected from this project will be collated and presented to provide both partner organisations and stakeholders with insights to inform service delivery and policy.

In turn, we aim for 150 of these young people to become Gamechangers, supporting them to take social action on issues that are important to them, through key themes identified in the research. Gamechangers will then be supported to apply to the Coop Action Fund, enabling them to realise their social action projects and driving change in their communities developed for this project.

Ready to Get Involved?

Our Peer Researchers are looking for young people like YOU to get involved and join the LPAC.

They want to hear from 10-21 year olds about their experiences growing up in Lambeth and their thoughts on youth violence. Your answers will inform important research and will impact the next steps of this project – creating real change in your community. To take part, you or your parent/guardian will need to fill out this application form. Our peer researchers or Lambeth PAC team are more than happy to answer any questions you have. Get in touch here.