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Opportunities from Palace for Life

Palace for Life have some amazing opportunities coming up soon.

  1. Game On / 6-week employability course / starting late-Feb

  2. Kick Off / Events & Courses / throughout the year

  3. Trips / Visits to workplaces and the community / next month

  4. PL Kicks / Weekly Sporting Activities / Launching Basketball


Game On is the Foundation’s 6-week employability programme for young people (aged 16-24) not in Education and Employment (or at risk of becoming NEET). The programme will be starting again from February half-term and we are taking referrals from now! Sessions are based at Selhurst Park, the C.P.F.C. Academy and in the local community. To refer an individual to the Foundation’s Game On programme - please click here for Game On

The Government has extended the eligibility criteria for Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance, helping thousands more grieving parents to access this support.

Previously only available to eligible bereaved parents who were married or in a civil partnership, these benefits are designed to help parents with the financial impact of losing a partner.

The law change will ensure more children in bereaved families are equally supported, regardless of their parent’s legal relationship status. Cohabiting parents with dependent children, who need support following the death of their partner, can now apply for bereavement benefits.

More information about this change is available on GOV.UK:


We are offering trips on a first come first serve basis (or priority to Foundation participants) due to a limited number of spaces. Upcoming Trips: Noughts + Crosses, Rose Theatre, Kingston: Thursday 02 Feb 2023, 7:30pmSephy is a Cross and Callum is a Nought. Between Noughts and Crosses there are racial and social divides. A segregated society teeters on a volatile knife edge. As violence breaks out, Sephy and Callum draw closer, but this is a romance that will lead them into terrible danger.This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.Chicken Burger N Chips, Brixton House, Brixton: Thursday 09 Feb 2023, 7:30pmSummer holidays in South London, Corey dreams of nothing but hanging around with his friends while ordering as much Morley’s as possible. Until Jodie comes along and makes him realise the changes which are happening within his beloved Lewisham Borough. Making Corey, for the first time, think about what path his future takes and question his friends. Football Manager HQ: Monday 13th Feb 2023 Get a chance to see the headquarters of the world famous game! Have the opportunity to meet employers, find out about career opportunities and get expert CV and Interview advice Westminster: Monday 27th February (During school hours) Come see where decisions are made - have a VIP tour of the Houses of Parliament, who knows you might be the next speaker!

To join the waiting list for one of the Foundation’s upcoming Trips - please click here for Trips


If you are 10-16 years old, join Palace for Life and Justin every Monday at Coombe Wood School, CR2 7HY, between 5 – 7 pm. Participants will get to work on their skills, play fun games, and compete with peers, as well as have the opportunity to learn from the pro himself, Justin Robinson, as he helps lead the sessions.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the community team at

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