A grant of £15,337 has been awarded to Leap Confronting Conflict for its Self–Leadership project. It will be delivered in Lambeth's Park Campus Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), targeting disengaged young people who have been excluded from mainstream education and who have behavioural problems.
A grant of £19,825 was awarded for Women Like Us's Lambeth employment project. The project aims to work with over 30 Lambeth mothers living in low-income households to help them move closer to and into work.
A grant of £19,844 was awarded to London Youth's Positive Change programme. This project works with young people who are involved or at risk of involvement with gangs. The Project Manager engages young people with regular outreach work on local estates and youth clubs and accepts referrals from partner organisations. He co-ordinates a range of interventions with the aim of (re) engaging the young people with education, training and employment.
A grant of £19,990 was awarded to Photofusion for their Community Programmes Manager. The post is responsible for fundraising and co-ordinating training for hard to engage young people including young offenders, refugees and pupils on free school meals.
£20,000 awarded to Working With Men for its Transition Support Project. The project offers group work and one-to-one support for Lambeth children from low-income homes who are at risk of disengaging from secondary school after the transition from primary school.
£20,000 awarded to Mitcham and Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau to provide volunteering and training opportunities to Lambeth NEETs to help them access employment.
£20,018 awarded over two years for Spare Tyre Theatre Company's apprenticeship programme. Spare Tyre Theatre Company was established in the 1970s to enable vulnerable adults, particularly those with disabilities, older people with dementia and women who have experienced violence to participate in the performing arts. This grant would fund two low income Lambeth residents per year to undertake six month internships paid at the London Living Wage including: on the job training, employment support and one-to-one mentoring/supervision which would continue for two years after their internship.
£35,000 awarded over two years to Fresh Visions for their Motiv8 Lambeth project, an employment support network that helps 40 Lambeth NEETs with their employment skills.
£50,000 over three years has been awarded to Streetscape towards the cost of 4 horticultural apprentices per year and 5 Taster Days per year. Streetscape is a landscaping social enterprise that provides year-long salaried apprenticeships in landscape gardening to 18-25 year olds who have been long-term unemployed. At the end of the apprenticeship they gain a Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture and a horticultural licence.
We have awarded a grant of £59,854 over three years for Family Lives' new Parents Together in Lambeth programme. The programme will focus on early years and will provide a range of parenting skills groups, individual support and courses for parents including 'Helping Children Learn', 'Bringing Up Confident Children’, and ‘Let’s Play’.
At the March Board meeting Governors approved ten grants totalling £279,868. Six applications were declined. Half of those declined were because of concerns over governance issues (e.g. little evidence of an active set of directors/trustees or unclear business plan/funding strategy). The other half were declined for other reasons. We also give feedback to those who have been unsuccessful and in some cases offer free professional consultancy where this seems likely to help a good idea and organisation grow and prosper.
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