Lives Not Knives


Our work

Lives Not Knives is an innovative, award winning, youth-led charity that works to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and school exclusions by engaging, educating and empowering disadvantaged young people and supporting them to enjoy their lives and improve their future prospects. We offer a unique strategy that centres around personal one-to-one mentoring with 9-14 year olds, educational school roadshows, a fun after school club and a free summer programme of activities so that all the young people we work with can overcome adversity and transform their lives. 

Click below to find out more about the work we do to reduce youth violence and school exclusions in Croydon and throughout London. 

What we do >


The Half Term Programme

We have designed a Half Term programme with a number of fun activities. The programme is starting on 01/06/2021 and ending on 04/06/2021, and we will be having Trips on each day so your child/ren would need to sign up and it would be first come first served. These trips are: 01/06/2021- Tenpin Bowling Max 10 Young People...02/06/2021-Turf Art Project Max 25 Young People...03/06/2021- Tate Modern Max 10 Young People...04/06/2021- Park Hill Max 10 Young People. All young people will need to come with their Oyster Card. If you have any questions or there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact us on 02086818224 or info@livesnotknives.org.

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Letter’s to Loved Ones: Valentine’s Day Campaign

This campaign is dedicated to spreading the message of love whilst raising awareness of the impacts that knife crime and violence has on individual lives. Through sharing these stories, we aimed to diversify the current narrative that knife crime is solely a youth issue experienced by a certain demographic. With the support of our community behind us, we hope to collectively plan for the future and bring about real change for all!

Letters to Loved Ones

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