Elevating Success UK is a training and personal development charity based in South London with a reach that extends across the capital. Established in November 2007, the organisation has charitable status and works with approximately 1400 individuals per year, consisting of children, young people and adults. Our aim is to support individuals to achieve their full potential. Today we have six delivery areas: Employability Skills, Rehabilitating Offenders, Personal Development, Holiday Programmes, Community Development and Event Management.

Our training is free at the point of access with funding sources from a variety of organisations including local and central government, larger charities and a number of social housing providers who see the benefit of empowering their tenants to become economically independent.

Our holiday programmes run every half-term and were create in response to consultations with schools that revealed some children were not exposed to opportunities that could enhance their life outcomes, be it chances to socialise in a safe environment, or experience new activities that challenge them. In the summer of 2017, we ran five holiday programmes alone and provided activities for over 325 young people.

Our work with offending communities has seen us work with Lewisham Youth Offending Services for five years and the London Probation Trust ( now CRC ) for four. Our aim is to engage, educate and support individuals to make life choices that will see them end a cycle of offending. These programmes focus on changing behaviour, as well as providing qualifications that enhance employment prospects.

In the last five years, we have launched two youth conferences, event managed six and attracted over 3,000 young people, providing guidance and support on career opportunities as voluntary community roles.

We are aware of the benefit our work brings and the fact that we’ve been in existence for ten years is testimony to our success of convincing others of the relevance of or work.

We are seeking to develop relationships with corporates where their input – both financial and in the form of work placements/internships and job opportunities – will enable them to showcase their CSR credentials and most importantly make a meaningful impact on the lives of people who are disadvantaged.