£10,008 over one year was awarded to Granton Primary School to extend their music service. The grant will support costs of 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.
We awarded £11,500 over one year to Crown Lane Primary School for additional tuition delivered one-to-one or in small groups of 4-6 for pupils with English as an Additional Language in order to improve their confidence, communication skills and attainment in core subjects. The school also anticipates improvements in attendance and/or behaviour for pupils who are struggling in these areas. Tuition will be delivered by a qualified teacher using visual resources including Makaton symbols and bi-lingual dictionaries.
£18,000 over one year has been awarded to Vauxhall City Farm for their school- related programmes. Rooted is a new programme working with pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and Soil is a new programme working with pupils with special needs who are struggling to engage with learning at school. Course content can be adapted to reflect the particular needs of individual pupils.
£24,545 over one year was awarded to Tree Shepherd for its Start Out Start Up project. Following on from a successful pilot, this project will focus on supporting 15 young (18-30) Lambeth residents with their business ideas. Beneficiaries will be offered a 4-part enterprise training programme. There will be networking events and post-course support. There project will also offer on-going dedicated business clinic support plus welfare guidance and support via partner organisations. This will be run in Tulse Hill.
£24,663 over one year was awarded to South London Refugee Association for their Step Ahead project. This provides educational support for young asylum seekers through personal development activities and assistance with homework at a twice weekly youth club, plus one-to-one casework supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 14-19 to (re)engage with education.
£24,821 over one year was awarded to Young Futures to extend the post of Deputy Manager in order to deliver a tailored education and employment programme to vulnerable young women leaving care (aged 16 -21). These women all live at Yvonne House, Young Future’s Lambeth based residential therapeutic unit which opened in July 2016.
£25,000 over one year has been awarded to Walworth Garden to fund 15 unemployed low-income Lambeth residents to undertake accredited Level 2 training in Work Based Horticulture including a range of work experience in Walworth Garden’s commercial teams. Project staff provide employment advice and also organise additional interview skills training and volunteer mentors who support with literacy and numeracy.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to Hatch Enterprise for their Young Enterprise Programme. This project will work with 24 young Lambeth people who are at either idea stage (Launchpad) or start-up stage (Incubator). They will be supported with indepth workshops and 1-2-1 coaching/mentoring. This project also offers 12 weeks of follow-on support via mentoring to keep entrepreneurs focused
£25,325 was awarded to Advising Communities. £20,325 was awarded to employ a part-time Debt Caseworker to provide specialist casework and support to indebted Universal Credit (UC) claimants in Lambeth. This would tie in to and complement Advising Communities existing Universal Support service within Lambeth (funded by Lambeth Council), which assists people with their UC claims and support them in developing digital and personal budgeting skills. A further £5,000 was approved to support action-research by Advising Communities on the impact of the roll out of UC in Lambeth over 2018/19. This would link in with £5,000 already approved by United St Saviours Charity for research in Southwark.
£35,000 over one year was awarded to ARK Evelyn Grace Academy for continuation funding towards its in-school Therapeutic and Wellbeing service. This will enable the school to continue to provide emotional wellbeing and therapeutic support to its most vulnerable students so that they can deal with their challenges and difficulties positively and become more effective, successful learners. WF has part-funded this service for the last two years.
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