Tackling the challenges faced by vulnerable young people

3Pillars Project is a charity that runs sport-based intervention and mentoring programmes for young people, vulnerable to crime. We work across London and the South East, in prisons, young offenders’ institutes (YOIs) and in the community, working in partnership with Pupil Referral Units and Youth Offending Teams.

Sport as a gateway to build trust-based, long-term relationships with vulnerable  young people.

Deliver mentoring and provide positive role models using a trauma-aware approach.

Provide long-term support, empowering participants to make positive contributions to society.

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COVID-19 has hit our income hard! Every year we run fundraisers with all of our supporters. Unfortunately this year we had to postpone several key annual fundraising events that we had planned over summer and autumn.


Much of our annual income, normally generated through these events has not come in. This means that our programme that supports young prison leavers and young vulnerable people in the community is at risk.


With your help we can support young people, who already faced disadvantages and steep challenges, the opportunity to learn, train and overcome their pasts.  The current economy and job market has made it harder for young people leaving prison to get jobs and attain qualifications


Any money raised would enable us to:

  • Pay for the rent on our sports facilities 

  • Enable us to engage extra mentors to meet the increased demand from the young people

  • It would mean that we could expand the number of sessions we run, supporting more people in the Lambeth community. 

  • It would also make funding available for when we do go back into prisons to run the Rugby Academy.

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As a sports-based charity, we use a combination of mentoring and rugby to engage young people aged 15-25 in prison, YOIs, PRUs and in the community. We work to prevent young people being pulled into crime and gangs. 


Our programmes enable young people in custody and in the community to realise their potential to make a positive contribution to society in the future, regardless of their past.

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Join us in tackling the challenges faced by young people. Could you sponsor a community programme, donate, volunteer or fundraise on behalf of 3Pillars?

Registered Charity Number: 1178703 (England and Wales)