£34,992 over two years has been awarded to Communities Welfare Network. The project provides vocational training in health and social care accredited by OCR (levels 1, 2 and 3) plus advice, training and support with moving into employment, self employment or higher education.
We have awarded £36,245 over two years to Creative Sparkworks. This is for their Learn2film2£arn project which provides vocational training and work experience in the film industry. Trainees will be recruited to attend two "gate way" courses with the most able progressing to a "core" skills course in year 1 before participating in additional specialist training, mentoring and work experience in year 2.
£50,000 over two years to CEF Lyncx towards their Community After School Clubs. These clubs are for children living on the Blenheim Gardens, Angell Town and Waltham estates in Brixton and Stockwell. Each club provides weekly tuition sessions in literacy, numeracy and science to 30 children. Each child has a baseline assessment and subsequent learning objectives for the year detailed in an independent learning plan.
We have made a grant of £22,361 (over one year) to Lifelong Family Links. This project is aimed at NEET young people under the age of 30 who have a learning disability. Participants will firstly take part in a life skills development programme before progressing on to an accredited employability skills programme which will include the opportunity to under-take work experience. Participants will be given weekly support over a period of a year, giving them time to develop the skills and experiences needed to progress onto positive destinations.
The Foundation has awarded a grant of £69,545 over three years to Working With Men for their Transition Support Project. The project is based at the Gipsy Hill Federation of schools who will refer Year 6 male pupils assessed as at risk of disengagement. Participants will attend a series of small group workshops on topics including: definitions of conflict, communication skills and anger management. Pupils struggling with particular situations at school will also receive one-to-one support. Boys with particularly complex needs will receive mentoring and their parents one-to-one support which will continue if required into the first term of secondary school.
We have awarded £75,000 over three years to Ovalhouse to fund two aspects their work:
£75,000 over three years has been awarded to One Planet Ventures to support young entrepreneurs from low income backgrounds. The Hatch Enterprise Incubator is based in Brixton and acts as a bridge for young people who are thinking of developing a business or social enterprise. It is an intensive 12-week programme but also includes a preparation phase and post-incubator support-phase with links to corporate volunteer mentors.
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