Young People’s Projects get a New Year boost from the LHC Procure Community Benefit Fund

As part of its continued social value offer, LHC works with our partner Locality to distribute funds from our Community Benefit Fund in London and the Southeast.

For the new year, we are pleased to announce a fresh cohort of new grantees across Brent, Hackney, Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire, Lambeth, and Haringey.

The successful projects are all delivering exciting outcomes for young people.

PLIAS Resettlement in Brent will use the LHC investment to support 15 unemployed young people with criminal records or at risk of offending through personalised employment readiness support including:

  • Diagnostic Skills Assessment
  • Accredited Health & Safety in a Construction Environment course
  • Constructions Skills Certification Scheme preparation, test, and card
  • Access to construction industry employers

The overall aim of the project is to increase employability and reduce the risks associated with re-offending.

C-Change West London will use their grant to run Youth Filmmaking Sessions in Hillingdon aiming to instill confidence and leadership qualities in participants. The project will provide a platform for young people to create short social action films addressing community-related issues. As well as learning the technical skills of script-writing, directing, acting, and editing, there will be opportunities to showcase the work to the local community to cultivate a sense of responsibility and advocacy for social change.

Dave Ahlquist, Development Manager for Locality said “Although there was a choice of themes this year ‘Outcomes for young people’ was by far the most popular and is the subject of the majority of the awards showing the continuing importance of this work. We look forward to working with the awardees during the year to help maximise their contribution to the LHC social value story”.

Adds Ethan James, Director of LHC London and Southeast Region, “We would like to Congratulate all the awardees of 2024. It’s a great start to the New Year and we are very proud that the fund has made a huge impact on the lives of so many people since we started this initiative in 2019. Social Value is key to fulfilling our strategic objectives at LHC and while we aim to address the various issues affecting different sections of society in 2024, supporting future generations is even more important. Over the coming months, we look forward to meeting our social value objectives with a wider range of communities and would like to thank Locality for its incredible work on this journey with us.”


The Full list of grantees is below








Higher Potential CIC



Ruth's Eat Club


Drum works



Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support





Wycombe Youth Action


Youth Concern



Millennium Community Solutions CIC


Trash Gxng CIC



To be distributed as part of Haringey Giving



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