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.
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