The Young Lambeth Cooperative (YLC) is a membership organisation set up as a partnership by young people, community members and Lambeth Council to revolutionise the way services for young people are chosen and run.



Our main role is to choose and then commission services for young people. We work for the benefit of the community so it is our members who vote and decide what they want for themselves and other young people in Lambeth. We’re really proud to say that the YLC is the first organisation of its kind in London to allow the community to make decisions about their services in this way.

Members are the most important part of our organisation because they tell us what they need and how they want money to be spent. We also aim to raise more funds to create the widest possible range of opportunities and activities for the community to enjoy.

Our mission:

• Grow our membership and ensure we have good representation across Lambeth’s diverse community

• Support our members to have a greater say about their local area and services

• Ensure that services in Lambeth for young people are always created in collaboration with young people

• Bring in new investment for young people in Lambeth 


Our Annual Report:

Annual Report 2018

Lambeth 2018 Brochure

Our Achievements:

YLC has achieved Project Oracle's Standard of Evidence level 1 validation for our Young Members Commissioning Programme, indicating the project provides a coherent and plausible description of the logic that lies behind it. This includes activities, intended outcomes and aims. This shows that the programme has planned how it will evaluate the effect it has on the desired outcomes.


Our Partners:




Anyone over 21 who shares the YLC's aims and values

Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use its services or by the people who work there.

A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or civil parishes. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch.

The current district of Lambeth was part of the large ancient parish of Lambeth St Mary in the Brixton hundred of Surrey.

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 19, or under 25 for those who use services from Lambeth Council because of a disability.