Current Partners and Investors


3SC fund LifeLine to deliver our Award-winning Vision, Identity, Purpose mentoring for young people in year 10 who are at risk of becoming NEET in schools in Tower Hamlets. The programme runs from September 2011 - October 2015

Big Lottery Fund

The 'LifeLine Community Champions' project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All Programme provides community support to vulnerable and disadvantaged local people in Barking and Dagenham by training local volunteers to become peer mentors. Sessional workers deliver a series of confidence building classes to enable 60 local people to combat social isolation and move closer to employment and training.
Awards for All is the Big Lottery Fund’s small grants programme which aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. The project is due to start on 18th March 2014 and will run for nine months via the 'Community Hub @ Castle Point', base of our sister charity 'Community Resources'.

Croydon Council

Croydon Council have commissioned LifeLine to deliver the evidence based parenting programme 'Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities' on behalf of the Race Equality Foundation within Children's Centres in the Borough.

Department of Communities and Local Government

LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction who have been funded by the DCLG to deliver two programmes:

Creative English: will run for 18 months between 2013-2015 and is an innovative community-based English language approach that effectively engages isolated people with the lowest levels of English. Designed and researched by the programme's Lead Trainer Dr Anne Smith, in partnership with Queen Mary University, Creative English uses interactive, ‘soap opera’ style sessions that reflect real life situations e.g. liaising with public services to develop English language skills. Unlike traditional approaches, Creative English is delivered by trained volunteers from local organisations and places of worship to respond to identified needs.

Together in Service: will run for two years between 2013-2015 and celebrates the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action and supports faith groups in undertaking new mult-faith volunteering projects at local level.

Department of Health

LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction which is a national network of faith based and community organisations with over 1,200 members who range from small social action projects to larger region-wide organisations. FaithAction has been one of the Strategic Partners of the Department of Health since 2009. It acts as critical friend to central Government and seek to positively influence the way health and social care is shaped.

Additionally, LifeLine are funded via the Department of Health's 'Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund' to work with volunteer mentors who are paired with mothers to exercise together for a minimum of one hour per week over a sustained period of six months. The programme aims to combat poor health and isolation and runs for a period of two years between 2013-2015


A number of LifeLine’s programmes which tackle worklessness are part-financed by the European Union. The European Social Fund in England is investing in jobs and skills - focussing on people who need the support the most and helping them fulfil their potential.


LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction which is a national network of Faith based and Community organisations with over 1,200 members who range from small social action projects to larger region-wide organisations. FaithAction works to equip Faith based and Community Organisations with training, resources and advice. They provide a voice to central and local Government on consultations and solutions to problems, recognising that FAith groups often have unique reach to communities throughout the UK.

The FaithAction Network was formed in 2006 by founding partners Faithworks, Faith Regeneration Foundation and LifeLine (who remain as FaithAction's accountable body). FaithAction was initially funded by the CAbinet Office Strategic Partnership. FaithAction was conceived to represent the parts of faith and the community sector that are particularly defined by social action and public service delivery. It swiftly became a resourcing network who provide information, policy digest briefings, training opportunities and a forum to share best practice amongst members.

FaithAction has been one of the Strategic Partners of the Department of Health since 2009, acting as critical friend to Government, as it seeks to positively influence the way that policy and social care is shaped.

Greater London Authority

LifeLine deliver our award-winning Vision-Identity-Purpose Mentoring Programme to year 10 students (aged 14-15 years old) who are at risk of becoming NEET and who have shown behavioural issues/low academic achievements in schools in Sutton and Croydon, South London on behalf of Prevista for the Greater London Authority with part-financing from the ESF. The programme runs between 2011 - 2015

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

LifeLine has had a relationship with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since our very beginning in 2000. We have managed and delivered a wide range of programmes on behalf of the council including employment programmes. We are currently funded to deliver The LifeLine Institute - an alternative school for young people in year 11 who have not been able to gain a school place either due to exclusion, social or mobility issues and Castle Green Nursery.

London Borough of Havering

The London Borough of Havering have provided match funding for LifeLine's 'Keys 4 Change' contract. The 18 month programme runs from 2013-2015 and is sponsored by London Councils and co-financed by the European Social Fund.

London Councils

Directly funded by sponsor London Councils and co-financed by ESF with match funding from London Borough of Havering to deliver 'Keys4Change'. The 18 month programme (2013-15), provides support to short term unemployed residents of the borough (aged 18-34, with some eligibility for 16-17 year olds) to enhance their employment prospects and attain affordable housing. LifeLine works in close partnership with Havering's Homes and Housing Department to receive referrals and activate the programme's housing incentive. The programme is supported by our award-winning VIP mentoring service; Employer-Facing Account Managers and our network of Specialist Call-Off Providers to access accredited learning.

London Councils is committed to fighting for more resources for London and getting the best possible deal for London's 33 councils. London Councils has a website about its grants service. To read about their grants funding and the work of some of the 300 groups we support please visit

Mayor of London

LifeLine is a subcontractor of the Work Programme through A4e, funded by ESF, the DWP, and the Mayor of London in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge..


Prevista subcontract to LifeLine to deliver our Award winning Vision, Identity, Purpose mentoring to young people in Year 10 who are at risk of becoming NEET in secondary schools in London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon. The programme runs from September 2011 - October 2015.


LifeLine delivers Advice and Guidance sessions on behalf of funder Prospects, for the National Careers Service, to those who live, work or study in London. Clients must be 19 and over (or 18 and in receipt of JSA). Advice is given on a variety of areas such as training, employment support, CVs, interview skills, skills assessments and action planning. The two year programme runs from 2012 - 2014

Race Equality Foundation

LifeLine is commissioned to deliver the Race Equality Foundation's Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting course on behalf of Croydon Council who fund the course and the Race Equality Foundation who oversee the running of the course.

Reed in Partnership

Reed in Partnership subcontract to LifeLine to deliver their Skills Funding Agency/European Social Fund NEET Provision in East London. The programme runs from September 2013 - July 2015 and sits alongside LifeLine's Prime delivery of the same contract on behalf of the SFA/ESF

Skills Funding Agency

Directly funded by the SFA, LifeLine acts as Prime and Delivery Partner of the Skills Funding Agency European Social Fund NEET Provision - EAst London (Havering, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Newham). The programme runs from September 2013 - July 2015.
LifeLine's delivery uses our award-winning VIP mentoring programme.
LifeLine have subcontracted to Delivery Partners: Community Links, Exemplas Holdings and Groundwork.
Delivery targets:
14-19 year olds who are at risk of becoming NEET, with a particular focus on SEN, High needs, Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or disabilities
Young people in PRUs
Young offenders or at-risk of offending
Young people in care and care-leavers
Teenage parents
Homeless young people
Young people with EAL needs
Young people at risk of dropping out at the end of year 12
New arrivals in England.

Working Links

Working Links are amongst our key partners, who subcontract to LifeLine to deliver programmes which tackle worklessness amongst the hardest to reach. LifeLine has been subcontracted by Working Links to deliver the Ministry of Justice's National Offender Management Scheme (NOMS) in the London Boroughs of Havering, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham. Delivery runs from Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

Paul Crookendale, Provision & Partnership Manager for Working Links said:
"I would like to acknowledge LifeLines performance since the July '12 re-profile which has not once dropped below 100%. I would also like to acknowledge the way LifeLine performance manage their portion of the delivery as they never miss a return deadline and forecasting is accurate, Pipelines are sent without asking and they demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality aspects of the delivery.

What is really obvious is that the amount of work that LifeLine put into implementation/verification at the beginning of the contract has paid off in terms of their ability to deliver the contract and appear to do it so easily." January 2014

Our History