YFN @ LSE 2017

January 2017

In January 2017 we went back to LSE for more live crowdfunding - making big change with your small change. Scroll to see what the 3 projects that pitched did with your money

Chatterbox, which trains refugees as tutors in their native languages and cultures, raised £1,321

This enabled Chatterbox to get their tutors together to get feedback on their service and improve its impact, as well as developing a brand new Arabic course. 

Chatterbox have helped over 30 refugees in the UK, France and Canada to reclaim their professional identities. One tutor is now studying with one of Chatterbox's partner universities and has a job which Chatterbox provided a reference for. 

They've continued to grow in 2017, with mentions in the Guardian, a win at the WeWork London Creator Awards and Chatterbox's Founder, Mursal, being named as one of the Forbes 30 under 30

Next up, Development in Action pitched, raising £1,146 to engage young people in global issues and encourage them to campaign for social change

With this, Development in Action were able to become more geographically diverse. They ran 17 workshops for over 500 students in cities including Bristol, Liverpool and Cambridge. They also ran workshop leader training in London, helping young people from across the country to develop workshops in their towns. 

And as a result of pitching at YFN, Development in Action received a grant of £1,000 from Santander for the same programme

The final pitch came from The 4Front Project, who connect young people at risk of involvement in crime with law students who come from a similar background

With £1,560 they were able to pilot a weekly provision for young people affected by violence in Barnet. The sessions ran for 24 weeks and helped 56 young people aged 12-24 to learn media skills to create resources to amplify young people's voices.

The pilot was successful, enabling The 4Front Project to secure a £10,000 grant from the Youth Social Action Fund. This has allowed the weekly sessions to continue to run - the group has developed 10 short films on the impact of violence on young people

The 4Front Project has also featured on two BBC Radio London shows, as well as a long piece on Channel 4 News, raising awareness of the impact of violence on young people

Thank you for helping us raise over £4,000. As you can see, your small change created some big change! 

We'll be back at LSE on 6 February supporting 3 more social change projects - join us there: 

Tickets are £10 and acts as a first donation on the night - book one here