£25,000 over one year was awarded to School of Hard Knocks, a national charity using rugby, boxing, fitness and life skills training to improve the confidence, motivation and soft skills of unemployed adults and school pupils at risk of disengagement. This grant will provide drop-in sports, lunch and advice sessions at Black Prince Trust, to engage young unemployed Lambeth residents on employability skills training including sports and one-to-one advice/mentoring.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to Bright Centres for their Moving On project. This project will provide workshops to help young people from local secondary schools and from the after-school club build employability, team-working and communication skills. It will also provide opportunities for corporate volunteers to meet up directly with the young people. Additionally it will broker opportunities for school pupils to access work experience and 18-25s to access graduate employment opportunities in the City.
£37,998 over two years was awarded to Rising Stars Support CIC which aims to assist personal development, improve employability and support young people into education or employment through Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training. This grant will provide weekly training for NEET young men and women with one-to-one mentoring and employment advice delivered during and in between sessions.
£41,700 over three years was awarded to Larkhall Primary School containing the Centre for Autism. This grant will enable Music Therapy Lambeth to provide one-to-one and small group sessions to pupils with Autism and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
£49,994 over two years was awarded to Options 4 Change who provide training, advice and advocacy for low-income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant will enable the project to deliver group training, one-to-one advice and advocacy for primary school pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and their parents. Training will be based on the Pathway Manual Programme – a tool kit focused on developing aspirations and life skills.
£50,000 over two years was awarded to Centrepoint towards their Lambeth Works Programme. Centrepoint run Camberwell Foyer which provides supported housing for socially excluded Lambeth young people aged 16-22. Lambeth Works has two elements. 1) Workskills Programme - works intensively with 10 residents of Camberwell Foyer through mixture of 1:1s, workshops and work placements. 2) 1:1 support for 100 NEET young people referred by Lambeth Job Centres and provide support with CVs, applications and offers guaranteed interviews for selected individuals.
£57,920 over three years was awarded to YourStory for Keeping S.A.F.E by Strengthening Families through Character Education project. This is an an intensive school reintegration and family support project for young people (aged 11 – 16). It will provide two programmes combined into one. 1. Social Attitude Family Environment (SAFE) element which provides intensive 1:1 mentoring and nurturing group programmes for young people identified with high risk of school exclusion (school based). 2. Strengthening Families through Character Education (SFCE) element which works with parents/guardians to address issues facing their children, family dynamics and to develop positive relationships with schools (community based).
£73,380 over three years was awarded to Raw Material Music And Media Education for their Raw Sounds Training & Progression project. Raw Sounds provides music performance and production workshops for people with mental health needs. This grant will support a Progression Mentor who will co-ordinate accredited training, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and appropriate progression routes for young Raw Sounds members enabling them to enter volunteering, mainstream training and/or education, and paid employment.
£73,794 over three years was awarded to St Matthews Project for their Kick Start project. This football-based project provides accredited vocational/employability training in sports plus work experience and well being workshops for NEET young Lambeth residents focusing on young offenders serving community sentences or recently released from Youth Offending Institutions.
£74,886 over three years was awarded to Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO) for their Step Up Plus project. This provides one-to-one advice, employability training including CV and interview skills plus ESOL and construction tuition for Latin American and Spanish/Portuguese speaking migrants. Although a small number may be unemployed the vast majority will be assisted to progress from low paid, insecure work into better jobs.
£75,000 over three years was awarded to CEF Lyncx for their Community After School Support project. This will provide after school clubs in literacy, numeracy and science for children aged 7-11 living on the Blenheim Gardens, Angell Town and Edmundbury Court estates in Brixton and Stockwell.
We have made a grant of £18,190 to Future Frontiers to continue delivering its bespoke careers coaching programme to Year 11 pupils at Lilian Baylis Technology School. Coaching is delivered by university students or corporate volunteers, followed by workshops and assemblies designed to develop an ethos of aspiration and achievement across the year group.
£20,000 over one year to Pegasus Opera Company for their Music Mentoring Programme. This provides extra-curricular singing workshops plus one-to-one and/or small group mentoring for low income pupils at Evelyn Grace Academy. Workshop participants will form a pupil-managed choir which will give end of term performances and will also have the opportunity to undertake an entry level Arts Award. In providing of enrichment opportunities in singing that low income pupils would otherwise struggle to access, its aim is to lead to improvements in soft skills and broader educational engagement.
£22,070 over one year to Art4Space for their Why Art Matters project. This will deliver accredited art courses from its community art studio to low-income primary school children aged 7 – 11 from the Stockwell area, in partnership with local schools. Each session focuses on a different skill – painting, mosaic, ceramics, sculpture, fabric collage and design and pupils will design and create a final piece of artwork.
£24,972 to Beyond the Classroom for their Girlhood to Womanhood project. The project supports female pupils from local secondary schools who are struggling to develop confidence and well-being to develop their resilience and leadership skills using the performing arts. Pupils will design and deliver their own theatre production and facilitate workshops for their peers on the issues they view as key to their transition to adulthood.
£25,000 over one year to The Creative Society for their Creative Job Studio. This will provide one-to-one mentoring and advice, training and networking events with potential employers for young people aged 18-30 who are either unemployed or low paid and seeking to establish sustainable careers in the Creative Sector.
£25,000 over one year to The Children's Literacy Charity to continue to provide tailored, one-to-one, 'Expert' literacy sessions to 28 low-income, Lambeth resident pupils at three Lambeth partner primary schools who are up to 24 months behind the literacy levels expected for their age.
£32,652 over two years to Tutors United towards piloting small group tuition in literacy and numeracy for primary school pupils with English as An Additional Language plus support to help their parents better engage in their children's study. Sessions will begin while pupils are in Year 5 and continue as they progress into Year 6 in the project’s second year. University students are trained and employed to deliver tuition to pupils supported by the Programme Officer who will work with parents.
£45,000 over three years to Ebony Horse Club for their youth project which aims to provide opportunities, raise aspirations and develop core life skills in young people (aged 12 – 18), primarily from Brixton. It consists of a range of activities including: teaching of riding lessons, volunteering, providing dedicated youth work activities such as workshops and putting on trips away from the centre.
We have awarded £71,384 over three years to the Institute of Imagination for their Lambeth Sparks project. This project will equip 100 disadvantaged Lambeth children aged 7-12 years with creative and digital skills, improving their confidence and ability to think creatively and independently. The project will work with schools, professional individuals/artists or community organisations in Streatham Hill, Loughborough Junction and Vauxhall to recruit children and deliver extracurricular activities locally.
We have awarded £72,000 over three years to Gipsy Hill Federation to enable Working with Men to provide support for male year 6 pupils assessed as being at risk of disengagement. Pupils would attend small group workshops on topics including: definitions of conflict, communication skills and anger management. Pupils with very complex needs would receive mentoring and those struggling with particular situations at school (eg: in the playground or an after school club) would receive one-to-one support as required. Pupils and their parents would also be supported at an after school club focused on Positive Approaches to Change and Transition (PACT).
We have awarded £74,520 over three years to the Mary Dolly Foundation to fund one-to-one counselling for Lambeth resident pupil-premium pupils who are identified as having experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or trauma. This will be provided in three Lambeth Primary Schools and the Park Campus Pupil Referral Unit.
£75,000 over three years to Thames Reach towards support with in-work progression for low paid workers, many of whom have a history of homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. Thames Reach will provide one-to-one employment support, training in basic skills, digital skills and online job search/applications
£75,000 over three years to High Trees Community Development Trust for their employability support programme which includes one-to-one coaching, basic skills training and “taster” work placements to assist young, low income lone parents to enter employment or to progress to better paid, more secure jobs.
£10,008 over one year to Granton Primary School to extend its music service. The grant will fund whole-class music tuition, one-to-one and small group tuition, participation in weekly orchestras and ensembles and termly performances by professional ensembles, for Lambeth resident pupil premium pupils aged 7-11.
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