CharityDetail

What it does
  • XLP is working to create positive futures for young people in London.
Who works here
  • 41 employees and 130 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Overseas Aid/famine Relief
  • Religious Activities
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Amateur Sport
  • Economic/community Development/employment
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Where it operates
  • Lambeth, Southwark, Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham, Greenwich
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1101095
  • First registered on 09/12/2003
UN SDGs
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Good health & wellbeing
Quality Education
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/08/2018 £2,195,203 £2,146,240 £48,963 1 41 130 23/05/2019
31/08/2017 £1,893,695 £1,857,724 £35,971 £379,931 1 41 200 01/03/2018
31/08/2016 £1,575,878 £1,495,641 £80,237 £343,960 1 35 250 06/12/2016
31/08/2015 £1,387,468 £1,372,757 £14,711 £263,723 2 35 300 07/06/2016
31/08/2014 £1,246,878 £1,240,509 £6,369 £249,012 2 30 200 08/06/2015
31/08/2013 £1,078,220 £1,172,974 -£94,754 £242,643 1 23 290 17/03/2014
31/08/2012 £1,042,465 £1,033,243 £9,222 £337,397 2 23 287 25/01/2013
31/08/2011 £991,430 £910,129 £81,301 £328,175 2 23 173 01/03/2012
31/08/2010 £815,573 £754,972 £60,601 £246,874 2 21 140 24/02/2011
31/08/2009 £677,650 £606,346 £71,304 £186,273 3 17 60 24/02/2010
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 5 grant making charities totalling £1,573,805

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£10,000
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority A 4 to 6 week programme involving sports; specifically coaching/training sessions, swimming activities, healthy eating and life skills sessions. Two weeks will be solely dedicated to sports. The programme will reach up to an additional 40 young people and be delivered in lower socio-economic and disadvantaged areas in London.
£75,000
31/08/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation XL-R8 Community Bus Project
£319,378
26/07/2017
National Lottery This group aims to develop their project, which provides high quality-long-term support to young people between the ages of 10 and 18, living in inner-London estates, and who are at risk of becoming involved in gangs, crime and antisocial behaviour. Three customised double-decker buses will travel to 24 locations across London to host a range of drop-in sessions with one-to-one/small group support and team activities. Activities will include healthy eating and cooking sessions, games and chill-out sessions.
£380,494
30/11/2016
National Lottery The group aims to improve the life chances of disaffected and disengaged children and young people through improved behaviours, self-esteem and life skills, helping them to re-engage with education. It will continue its one-to-one mentoring stream, but with additional time for mentoring co-ordinators to work with children, young people and families more intensively.
£90,000
30/11/2016
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a one-to-one mentoring project aimed at helping disadvantaged, at risk, young people in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets
£338,737
30/11/2015
National Lottery This is a continuation of an existing project to provide support for children and young people growing up in inner city London who are struggling with behavioural and educational issues, using the performing arts (e.g. music, dance, illusion, comedy, rap, poetry). Other issues include a poor home life, underachievement in school, taking part in risky behaviour and gang culture.
£115,000
31/03/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs of an organisation that provides intensive one-to-one and group work support for 'at risk' young people and their families in their schools and within their communities.
£245,196
05/05/2014
National Lottery Not Available
How effective is it?
Education and Schools Work

Objectives: To help young people who face complex, challenging issues, to address those issues while remaining in school, working hard, gaining qualifications and feeling proud of their achievements

Beneficiaries: Primary and secondary school children

Description: Work with schools is needs led and therefore is different in each school and each area. XLP has worked in schools and pupil referral units delivering: Assemblies addressing a wide variety of relevant topics Lunch clubs – a safe place to go and talk, have fun and get additional support if needed, 1-2-1 reading and numeracy support, In-class student support Specialist PSHE/RE lessons addressing topics including: Image and Identity; Poverty; Anger Management and Online Safety and Awareness

Outputs Outcomes
01/09/2016-31/08/2017
615 Young people engaged in 1-2-1 and small group sessions
545 Special lessons, mentoring and academic support sessions run
368 Lunch and after school club sessions
02/09/2015-31/08/2016
935 Young people engaged in 1-2-1 and small group sessions
449 Special lessons, mentoring and academic support sessions run
379 Lunch and after school club sessions
01/09/2014-31/08/2015
305 Lunch and after school club sessions
913 Young people engaged in 1-2-1 and small group sessions
332 Special lessons, mentoring and academic support sessions run
XL-R8 Community Buses Project

Objectives: To help young people find trusted relationships: role models who listen to, support and encourage them

Beneficiaries: Young people aged 14-19

Description: Three double-decker buses travel to inner-London estates, targeting areas where there are little or no youth work facilities available. Young people find help and advice, a safe place to be and a sympathetic ear, alongside access to computers, games consoles, a music studio, chill out space, and arts and crafts areas. The buses provide accessible drop-in sessions, which include 1-2-1 mentoring, cooking lessons and small group activities. Each session is staffed by teams of experienced youth workers and volunteers who through the various activities, encourage the young people to develop positive behaviours and life skills, raise their self-confidence, remain in education and set goals and work hard to achieve them.

Outputs Outcomes
01/09/2016-31/08/2017
2823 Young people engaged with a XL-R8 Community Bus, of which 573 attended regularly70% Young people regularly attending the XL-R8 Community Bus showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
02/09/2015-31/08/2016
2145 Young people engaged with a XL-R8 Community Bus, of which 434 attended regularly 70% Young people regularly attending the XL-R8 Community Bus showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
01/09/2014-31/08/2015
1854 Young people engaged with a XL-R8 Community Bus, of which 392 attended regularly 70% Young people regularly attending the XL-R8 Community Bus showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
XL-Mentoring Project

Objectives: To match vulnerable young people with a trained mentor who will encourage them to make positive choices: to stay in education and succeed

Intervention period: Two hours each week, for a minimum of 12 months

Beneficiaries: Young people aged 11-18 who are on the verge of exclusion or have been excluded from school, and/or are at risk of involvement or already involved in gangs, crime and antisocial behaviour

Description: Young people are referred to the project by schools, pupil referral units, youth services or the police. XLP recruits and trains mentors from the young person’s local community. Mentors are then matched by XLP with a suitable referred young person. Both mentors and mentees commit to meeting up a minimum of 12 months. XLP then supervise and monitor the mentoring relationship through a full-time experienced youth worker for each borough. The youth worker manages up to 25 active mentoring relationships and supports the mentors, mentees, and the mentees’ family throughout the process.

Outputs Outcomes
01/09/2016-31/08/2017
86 Young People engaged in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring 81% Of young people in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
02/09/2015-31/08/2016
374 Young People engaged in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring92% Of young people in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
01/09/2014-31/08/2015
277 Young People engaged in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring92% Of young people in 1-2-1 XL-Mentoring showed significant improvements in their attitudes and behaviours
Arts Showcase Project

Objectives: To help young people develop self-esteem, learn to express themselves well, set goals and work hard to achieve them

Beneficiaries: Young people aged 11-19

Description: The Arts Showcase Project utilises music, dance, drama, comedy, rap and poetry. Young performers are selected, either through auditions held within schools and pupil referral units or on the recommendation of their teachers. Rather than simply copying celebrities the young people are encouraged to express the challenges they face and to tell their stories through their chosen art form. XLP staff work with the young people to prepare their showcase performances through coaching and rehearsals. This process helps to instil a sense of discipline, provide a positive focus, and build their confidence; skills which can contribute to improved educational achievement, behaviour and attitude

Outputs Outcomes
01/09/2016-31/08/2017
383 Young people engaged with the XLP Art Project, of which 165 attended regularly 933 Audiences were performed to
02/09/2015-31/08/2016
246 Young people engaged with the XLP Art Project, of which 90 attended regularly984 Audiences were performed to
01/09/2014-31/08/2015
480 Young people engaged with the XLP Art Project, of which 145 attended regularly1098 Audiences were performed to
Documents
XLP_Annual Review 2017 Impact report Download Document
XLP_Annual Review 2016 Impact report Download Document
XLP_Annual Review 2015 Impact report Download Document
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Governance
Trustees (6)
Main office

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83 London Wall
London
EC2M 5ND

Objectives

THE ADVANCEMENT AND PROVISION OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS TO INCLUDE: (1) EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF A GENERAL NATURE; (2) EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE APPRECIATION AND PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE ARTS; (3) EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN VALUES; AND (4) PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR ALL SUCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING. 3.2 THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, HARDSHIP, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS AMONG PEOPLES IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD 3.3 THE PROMOTION, ADVANCEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE UPHOLDING OF CHRISTIAN VALUES AMONG PEOPLES IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD. 3.4 THE PROMOTION, ADVANCEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS, WHICH LEAD TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIFE IN URBAN OR RURAL COMMUNITIES TO INCLUDE: (1) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, SICKNESS AND FINANCIAL AND OTHER HARDSHIP; AND (2) TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND OF A CHARITABLE NATURE FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE OR THOSE WHO BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES.