LIFEbeat’s #YoungPeopleCount match-funded fundraising appeal
23-30th June 2020
A campaign to raise money to support vulnerable young people in London with matched funding from the Childhood Trust as part of their Champions for Children appeal
LIFEbeat is running the #YoungPeopleCount fundraising appeal to raise vital funds to support vulnerable young people in London, reducing their social isolation and building their resilience during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
Many young people in the UK struggle with complex issues which lead to anxiety and poor mental health. LIFEbeat exists to change this.
LIFEbeat improves the wellbeing and resilience of young people by building diverse inclusive, safe communities and offering creative programmes which challenge stereotypes, build youth confidence, empower their voices and raise their aspirations.
Give to LIFEbeat and double your impact
Donate to LIFEbeat between 23rd and 30th June and your funds will be matched pound for pound by The Childhood Trust. Here’s how your donation will make a difference:
Will pay for a young person to attend an online mentoring session
Will pay for 3 teachers to attend online LIFEbeat schools training
Will pay for 20 young people to attend wellbeing mentoring for a month
Will pay for 100 young people to attend a weekly online LIFEbeat youth club for a month
Will pay for an online 2-day creative wellbeing programme for 50 young people
Will pay for 2 Wellbeing Champions residentials for up to 75 young people
How your donation will make a difference
LIFEbeat transforms young people’s lives. Attending our programmes they grow in confidence, develop resilience and are empowered to make positive changes in their lives. At LIFEbeat, young people share their stories of trauma, learn how to deal with challenges, develop new skills through art, music, street dance, poetry, storytelling and theatre games and become accepted and valued members of the LIFEbeat community.
Help us transform lives. Your donation will help us reach more young people.
The impact on our young people:
“A LIFEbeat camp is actually the most life-changing experience and it really enlightened me and opened up my eyes to learn about myself and others. At camp, you learn skills that you don’t learn in schools, skills about how to care for your wellbeing and others”
“I was already from a very multicultural community and friend group… Even for me, with LIFEbeat I was exposed to different cultures in a positive way I wouldn’t have been otherwise“
“I didn’t have the best home environment and coming to LIFEbeat and having a family outside of the family I was born with was really nice. I feel like I can be my best me. I can be as silly and goofy and funny as I like and I can also be as quiet and distant as I want to be.”
Support our #YoungPeopleCount appeal. Donate between June 23 – 30 to double your impact. Any donations received outside the campaign period will not be doubled!
Where will my donation go?
Donations to our #YoungPeopleCount appeal will be used to improve the lives, wellbeing and aspirations of young people from diverse backgrounds through group mentoring, arts-based wellbeing activities, training programmes for teachers, youth workers and youth leadership programmes. These activities are currently running online and we are looking to launch an online summer LIFEbeat youth club, as well as delivering digital Summer Camps. As lockdown restrictions are lifted, LIFEbeat’s work will become essential in delivering face-to-face residential programmes to help rebuild communities.
How are funds matched and what is the appeal for?
The Childhood Trust is a charity founded to support vulnerable children and young people from low-income families based in London. They have teamed up with The Big Give to run a fundraising appeal, Champions for Children. The Big Give has supported over 10,000 charities through online appeals. LIFEbeat was chosen along with a portfolio of other UK charities to join this online June appeal. Every pound donated to LIFEbeat during the 7-day appeal will be matched by The Childhood Trust, pound for pound, and given in the form of a grant.