Juvenis, a grassroots organisation in Lambeth whose vision is a future where all young Londoners have more than one chance to fulfil their potential

Grant awarded £30,000 a year for 3 years: 2022-2025 - unrestricted; Cost of Living uplift grant in Year 2: £2,370

Juvenis is a youth charity in Lambeth led by its Founder working with children and young people experiencing multiple challenges, including those within the criminal justice system and /or Children's Social Care, referred to Juvenis by the Local Authority. A committed team of highly trained specialist staff, peer mentors and former members with lived experience deliver the work across the organisation. 

Juvenis also incubates Project YANA that works with young women and girls including those who have experienced domestic violence and abuse, plus Milk Honey Bees, a creative and expressive safe space for Black girls to flourish and put H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) first. Milk Honey Bees has also published a book called Girlhood Unfiltered. In the last year, Juvenis published two research reports (See Us – Hear Us, plus The Life of a Top Boy) sharing the voices and experiences of young Black girls and boys/young men in Lambeth.

Staff and young members from Juvenis joined Peter Minet’s Trustee Away Day at the Trust’s investment manager’s, Sarasin & Partners UK, in November 2023 to share stories, challenges and quiz Peter Minet and Sarasins on funding and financial services.


Read Juvenis' reports here:

See Us, Hear Us. On girlhood and growing up Black in Lambeth 

The Life of a Top Boy. On trauma and violence in the community 


You’ve never been hard to reach, just easy to ignore. The world chooses to ignore you, but I will not!

Dr Ron Dodzro, Clinical and Community Psychologist, shared by Juvenis


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Juvenis website