Springboard supports people aged 16-25 to pursue work, training and education opportunities and to build their confidence.

The support includes:

  • one-to-one support to access Education, Training and Employment pathways
  • training to prepare young people to live independently
  • group activities including fitness, creative arts, cookery, music, computer skills and group trips
  • support with building confidence, wellbeing and improving social networks

Some highlights from Springboard at SPEAR:

  • A weekly drop in for under 25s – featuring cookery classes, presentations from guest speakers and subject taster sessions for clients
  • Weekly art clubs working with multiple media styles and featuring visiting artists, read about one of the art projects here and art created from home during the pandemic lockdown
  • Group Tour of the Media, Art and Design Campus of the University of Westminster
  • Group trip to the Bread and Roses theatre in Clapham
  • In September 2020, SPEAR partnered with the Irene Taylor Trust to deliver a two-week music workshop for 18-21 year olds, read about it here


After suppressing my creative side, I was reintroduced to my passion for art by joining an art club run at my hostel. I was let free to express myself and at every step of the way I was encouraged and supported, whereas in school I was too afraid to take Art GCSE as I thought I wasn’t as good enough.

Springboard is kindly co-funded by Berkeley Foundation and Comic Relief.