Support LYT

Help us offer a better future to Lewisham young people

“I believe this project to be a wonderful opportunity to help build a positive perception of Catford, to expand the community’s pride in the local area and to harness the local people’s involvement in considering what they want their community to be in the future.”

Sir Steve Bullock, Elected Lewisham Mayor
on LYT’s Senior Youth Theatre project 2015

Special Appeal:
Support us through the Co-Op Local Community Fund

Are you a Co-Op member? You can support LYT through your Co-Op Membership Account for no additional cost.

Just sign in to allocate 1% of what you spend to new our ‘Playing to Learn, Learning to Play’ project for early years children.

Your Support Can Transform Local Lives

“I have been going through such a hard time lately and having LYT is one of the things that kept me going.  You guys built my confidence so much like a little bird learning to fly.  If I never found LYT, I don’t know where I would be.”
LYT Participant

In celebration of our 30th birthday year, we are launching a regular giving programme, enabling us to plan our work and achieve greater impact over the coming months and years.

Why is my donation is needed? LYT is a registered charity with an annual target of £220,000.  Costing an average of just £240 per person per year, donations of all sizes make a valuable contribution to the young people we work with, building their confidence and resilience.

Read more in our Case for Support to find out more.

“LYT has essentially altered the overall trajectory of their lives.”
Independent Evaluator, LYT’s BIG Impact Report, June 2017

How does my donation make a difference? A regular gift from as little as £5 a month could help alter the overall trajectory of a young person’s life. Find out more about how your donation could make a difference here.

How do I become a regular donor? Download a standing order form here to set up a regular donation.

Gift Aid It:  As a registerd charity, LYT may be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation – 25p on every £1 you give.  If you give £25, we’ll actually receive £30. Download a gift aid form here to maximise the impact of your donation.

Find out More: You can find out more about LYT’s financial position and our recent achievements by viewing our accounts and by downloading our latest Annual Review.

See Who Funds Us: LYT has a successful history of working with private, corporate and statutory funders to achieve our joint goals to increase the life-chances and well-being of young people. You can see our current funders and partners here.

If you are interested in supporting LYT’s programmes with a grant or significant donation, please contact Victoria by email or on 020 8690 3428 to learn more about our upcoming projects and funding needs.

Other Ways to Support:

  • Become a Trustee: Lewisham Youth Theatre’s Council of Management is our voluntary board who provide strategic management for the. Click to find out more.
  • Become a Partner: LYT works closely with schools, youth clubs and other organisations that support Lewisham young people. Visit our Schools, Early Years or Youth Service pages for more information on referring young people to our programmes or to commission a project for your organisation
  • Volunteer: We offer hands-on volunteering opportunities across our projects.  Please click to find out more.