Support SE1 United! In its 9th year and doing amazing work with young people in Southwark

SE1 United is not a conventional youth club […] It’s what the young people have made it. They see it also as a way they themselves can change other people’s lives in the community. It’s been a huge huge benefit to this part of Waterloo.”  Kate Hoey, Vauxhall MP.

Last weekend Young people’s charity SE1 United has marked nine years as a youth group with a reception at County Hall on the South Bank.

Sarah Cretch said that the charity was active in Lambeth and Southwark offering young people a programme of events, cultural opportunities, mentoring, training, educational support and travel. However, funding had recently been reduced due to cuts in government and other public grants.

“Our entire programme is delivered in 2011-2012 for £170,000,” said the chair. “It currently costs £200,000 to keep one person under 16 in the criminal justice system. What’s better value?”

Read the article on the London SE1 site, visit their website here, and support them at


17 – 21 and Interested in Arts and Events Management?

Southbank Centre’s Training Academy has teamed up with SE1 United and E4 Udderbelly to set up this training scheme in arts and events management. Gain skills whilst helping co-ordinate and run up-and-coming events at the Southbank Centre with E4! Applicants must be between 17 and 21 and living in Southwark and Lambeth. Contact for more info, deadline 9th March!