The William Wates Memorial Trust gave total funding of £24,000, in two £12,000 tranches to LIFE.

The Life programme is delivered by London Fire Brigade staff and is aimed at addressing the problems of young people who deliberately set fires, and their anti social behaviour.

The programme is targeted particularly at young people between the ages of 13 and 19 years, who have offended, are at risk of offending, or those that have been victims of crime. One of its aims is to prevent young people from becoming persistent offenders by providing an intensive five-day work experience within a tightly structured and focussed team environment.

Each young person has their progress evaluated by a brigade trainer, which allows for the formulation of forward strategies to meet the needs of the young person and improve their life chances.