Young Lambeth Cooperative’s mission is to harness Youth engagement and use it to enhance the opportunities for young people in Lambeth and help them realise their full potential.
In 2012, young people in Lambeth joined forces with the council to give the young people more of a say on services in the borough. The idea was to give young people and the voluntary youth sector a role in deciding how money was spent on them. Soon after, the Young Lambeth Cooperative (YLC) was born.
Culture at Heart
Following work with Raw Material, Oakshed was introduced to Young Lambeth Cooperative and commissioned to design their ‘Strategy for a Sustainable Arts, Creative & Digital Sector for Lambeth’s Young People’ publication that they produced alongside their partners: Raw Material, 198 CAL and Photofusion. This strategy document represents Lambeth’s youth arts and cultural sector to support its development and its lasting contribution to youth, arts and culture in the borough, in London and beyond. The three lead partners who have forged this strategy attract investment of more than £1m annually for their operations and have recently secured more a further £1m in capital investment for the development of premises.