How we decide which services to fund

The Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) commission services through a collaboration with service users and the community. Members influence and commission services to meet local need and determine priorities. Being a member of YLC means it's your responsibility to choose which services should recieve funding.

We work with children, young people and service providers to co-produce the commissioning of 5-19 Early Intervention and Prevention Services – these are activities which aim to stop children and young people becoming affected by negative factors in their lives.

We have already worked with hundreds of children and young people to find out what they think is important to spend funding on in our local area.  Although we had many suggestions the biggest single area chosen was improving social and emotional capabilities, that means we’ll be using YLC’s funding to impact on how children and young people develop socially and emotionally as we know this will make a real difference in later life.

If you’re interested in being involved in the process of deciding how we spend our money in Lambeth then get in touch via or message us @YLCOOP.

If you are a service provider with any specific queries related to this round of commissioning please send them to


Love Lambeth Air Youth Grant Scheme – application pack

Love Lambeth Air Youth Grant Scheme – Specifications

Love Lambeth Air Youth Grant Scheme – Financials


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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.

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

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