We have been able to make a grant of £20,000 to Kids City's Interjunction project. This is a recent project, begun in 2013. to support NEET young people into work through volunteering. It connects NEET young people with local charities and businesses for 36 hours of structured volunteering. The beneficiaries gain qualifications, confidence and experience in a small, local workplace, make new networks and use these to further their search for work. The beneficiary organisations receive valuable support from the volunteers and establish a volunteering programme for the future.
A grant of £20,000 to CEFL's Community After School Clubs at two sites - Moorland Estate Community Centre and Blenheim Gardens Community Hub. 68 weekly two-hour sessions in literacy, numeracy and science will be delivered to twenty children at each site.
A grant of £20,000 over one year towards the cost of 198 Contemporary Art's Apprentice Manager to work with six low income apprentices at Hustlebucks, a youth led social enterprise situated in Brixton Village. Hustlebucks' commercial activities include the production and sale of Hustlebucks branded clothing, the production of bespoke printed clothing, the sale of external brands and hire of exhibition space.
A grant of £33,708 over three years has been awarded to Ace of Clubs for its Ace Education project. Ace of Clubs provides food, clothing, laundry and showers, recreational activities and a range of advice and advocacy services to approximately 120 clients a day. The Foundation's grant will fund level 1-2 accredited training in literacy, numeracy and other essential functional, vocational and life skills, mentoring and work experience for 40 homeless or insecurely housed low income Lambeth residents.
A grant of £48,737 over three years has been awarded to the Windsor Fellowship's AIMS (Achievement, Improvement and Motivation for Students) Programme for pupils aged 14-16 who are at risk of exclusion. The Programme involves outreach to secondary schools, the provision of induction events for pupils, parents and schools, the adaptation of the workshop programme to address specific issues identified by teachers, parents and pupils, additional advice/information to individual pupils and parents as required.
A grant of £56,100 over three years has been awarded to Alford House to fund a Targeted Youth Support Worker who will provide independent support to young people and their parents/carers to make full use of available educational opportunities. The aim is to improve their life chances by -
We have made a grant of £59,161 (over three years) to the Streatham Drop-in Centre for Refugees. The award funds a Family Learning Project which gives homework support with literacy and numeracy for primary school age children plus advice, advocacy and training on UK education for their parents. The project will include homework support delivered by a qualified teacher on Saturdays and workshops for parents on the education system and how best to support their children within it. The Family Learning Worker will also provide advice to individual families including the provision of advocacy with schools and other agencies.
We have made a grant of £60,000 over three years to The St Matthew's Project (SMP). This is towards accredited vocational/employability training in sports coaching and work experience for low income Lambeth residents aged 16-21. SMP recently began offering Maths and English classes as part of a new Sport Education programme funded by Deutsche Bank and has developed a new partnership with Lambeth Adult Learning and Morley College to provide sports coaching and pre-employability courses for young people aged 19-25.
We have awarded £60,000 to London Music Masters (LMM) for itsr Bridge Project Lambeth Hub. This is LMM's flagship education programme which takes intensive high quality violin teaching into primary schools in areas of real financial need. They work with every child in the school during their first three years (ages 4-7). During this time they provide each child their own violin and over 90 minutes tuition a week. From Year 3 onwards the Bridge Project continues to be delivered to a proportion of the students (around 40%) until the end of their primary education.
We have awarded a grant of £60,000 over three years to the Springfield Community Flat (SCF). It will help parents with English as an Additional Language (EAL) to support their child's education. SCF will recruit two multilingual (English plus either Somali/Arabic/Amharic/Tigrinya), part-time parent support staff to build relationships with parents with little or no English showing them how to be involved in promoting their child's development and learning.
We have made two grants of £60,000 over three years and £40,000 over three years to Brixton Learning Collaborative and Clapham and Larkhall Collaborative respectively. These will fund the Shine on Saturday programme at each of these school clusters. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms. Outcomes from previous awards have been good.
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