About us

The Trust has recently taken back the overall management of the Black Prince community hub, having moved on from its arrangements with leisure provider, GLL. It is now looking forward to an exciting new chapter through its commercial partnership with PowerLeague.

These commercial partners sit alongside bespoke community charity organisations such as Fight4Change, Street Games, Centrepoint, School of Hard Knocks, Vi-ability – Change Foundation, as well as the Ethelred Tenant Management Organisation (ETMO), who provide a direct link to the local community.

Who We Are

The Black Prince Trust was established in 2011 when the London Borough of Lambeth designated a 2.5-acre site on the Old Lillian Baylis School as a Community Hub.

The site sits at the heart of the Ethelred Estate in Kennington, which is home to close to 4000 residents in one of the most deprived boroughs in London. Lambeth and the Trust had a common vision to offer first-class sports and education facilities to the local community and schools.

The Trust works in partnership with a number of commercial and charitable stakeholders to deliver sessions and programmes for the community – many of which are free at the point of use.

What We Do

In partnership with its stakeholders, the Black Prince Trust co-ordinates a series of sessions and programmes for the community:

  • Free sports sessions for everyone: basketball, football, athletics and boxing sessions for everyone from age 8 to age 80.
  • Fight 4 Change: an initiative which provides boxing, martial arts and fitness training to support, mentor and progress marginalised young people and those at risk of offending in deprived communities.
  • Magic Bus Explorer Primary School Programme: PE lessons for 400 pupils in two local primary schools. Nearly half of them are eligible for free school meals.