Tender Education and Arts

Project Title:London Councils pan-London VAWG Consortium Prevention Project
Total London Councils Grant:£1,060,000
Funding period:01 April 2017 to 31 March 2021
Priority:Tackling Sexual and Domestic Violence
Service area:2.1 Prevention (working with children and young people)


The Pan-London VAWG consortium prevention project is a strategic partnership of nine organisations set to deliver across 32 boroughs. Led by Tender, it presents an innovative, holistic response to gender based violence amongst young people, covering a range of VAWG themes through specialist arts and drama workshops.

This project builds on robust foundations established by the consortium's work funded by London Councils since 2013. Building on the momentum created to date, the Project will establish a Centre of Excellence in each borough, adding an enhanced stage to the existing project through a champion school programme.

This enables the project to reach more vulnerable young people and carry out more activities ultimately leading to whole school change. The project will work with schools to identify targeted groups of young people at high-risk of experiencing abuse due to multiple disadvantage. The consortium will provide early intervention group work with these groups to decrease their vulnerability. Each school will receive support in developing effective policies to prevent domestic abuse and sexual bullying and respond to disclosures from students.

Outcomes: Young people warn each other of abusive relationships, more young people challenge abusive behaviour safely and have the opportunity to comment on national policy and programmes of work.

Referral route

Emily Whyte, Education Manager emily@tender.org.uk or call 0207 697 4249


Borough benefits


  • Tender Education & Arts
  • Women and Girls' Network (WGN)
  • The Nia Project
  • Solace Women's Aid
  • Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)
  • Ashiana Network
  • Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO)