What we do

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust aims to be a fitting legacy to Stephen’s memory and to make a real impact by:

  • Supporting young people to transform their lives by overcoming disadvantage and discrimination and moving into ambitious careers as professionals
  • Ensuring businesses can benefit from and are more inclusive of diverse talent throughout their management structures
  • Continuing to campaign for fairness and justice, ensuring the lessons learnt from Stephen’s murder are acted upon

Barriers that can prevent young people from moving smoothly from education to employment, include:

  • Limited awareness of choices and lack of relevant experience
  • Personal backgrounds that may have disrupted their education
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence and poor decision making
  • Low levels of qualifications
  • Limited relatable role models in a number of career or business areas
  • Limited access to reliable information, advice and guidance.

We run high impact programmes in the built environment, schools & further education, and the community and are dedicated to transforming the life chances of disadvantaged young people and improving the world in which they live to enable them to develop and nurture their talent.

Read about our impact.


Our Programmes

For more information on the programmes that we run, click below.