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 >

COVID Statement

At LNK we have made a number of changes to the way we operate in order to align ourselves with government regulations on how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making sure that we are following the latest Government guidelines in place at the time, and can (and will) adapt our own in-house policies to these if it is required. 

LNK COVID Statement >

Black Lives Matter

Click below to read our statement on the recent events in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

LNK Statement on Black Lives Matter >

Thank you!

A massive thank you to those who donated to our #ChampionsForChildren campaign, with the help of our trustees, friends and our match funder @TheChildhoodTrust we managed to reach our goal of £20,000. This means we will be able to put on a range of activities as well as provide warm meals to the young people in Croydon over the summer. #FeelingLoved 

See campaign total >

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