£12,000 over one year to Bonneville Primary School to pilot the Families First project. This aims to provide integrated family support for low income parents, particularly those who have poor English language skills. There are a mixture of workshops targeting engagement with education, ESOL, debt/benefits support and employment opportunities. The school will also run parent/child trips to museums to encourage parents to utilise the free cultural facilities in London. This project will focus (but not exclusively) on Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils.
£15,673 over one year to The Camden Society (TCS) to help it continue to deliver its ProWork project at Lambeth College. Specialist employment staff work to prevent students with learning disabilities from becoming NEET by supporting them to develop the skills and confidence to progress from college into work. Our grant funds an Employability Advisor increasing the capacity of the project. The advisor will continue to work with students who are in their final year of college but will also work with Lambeth young people with learning disabilities who are already NEET and referred by the Job Centre.
£35,400 over three years to Turney and Lansdowne Secondary Schools. The project offers accredited vocational and functional skills training and work experience at Roots and Shoots for sixth formers autism and complex learning disabilities. Pupils will undertake training in either horticultural or retail skills with Lansdowne pupils working towards AQA Unit Awards and an ASDAN Certificate or Diploma level qualification while Turney pupils will work towards a City and Guilds qualification in Employability and Personal Development.
£15,000 over one year to the Irene Taylor Trust for their 'Making Tracks' Lambeth project. This is a preventative creative music programme targeting young people aged 16-25 who are not in employment, education or training and facing challenging circumstances. They will take part in an intensive week-long music course culminating in production of a CD and a public performance and then take part in a variety of follow on sessions and one-to-one support.
£45,000 over three years to the Oval Learning Cluster helping fund weekly Cricket and Computer Skills at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre at Oval Cricket Ground. This project will benefit 270 low income Lambeth pupils from Wyvil, Vauxhall, Herbert Morrison and Ashmole Primary Schools. Each school will take part in sessions during the school day at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre which offers high quality ITC equipment and effective cricket coaching at an international sporting venue.
£59,940 over three years to Family Action to launch 'Friendship Works' in Lambeth. The project aims to improve through long-term mentoring the wellbeing and life chances of children facing multiple disadvantages. The project specialises in recruiting and training adult volunteer mentors who provide one-to-one support for children for a minimum of two years. At least 50 Lambeth children will benefit from this long term mentoring over the lifetime of the grant.
£56,944 over three years to Inspirational Youth for their APEX (Advanced Preparation for Employment and eXams) project. This project offers group training and one-to-one mentoring for low income pupils aged 14-15 at risk of exclusion or becoming NEET. Inspirational Youth uses coaching and training techniques from sport and business to develop self awareness, soft skills and aspirations enabling pupils to improve behaviour and attendance and re-engage with education.
£72,693 over three years to Spiral Skills CIC for their Careers Advice Project in Lambeth College. Spiral Skills provides sector-specific careers advice and training for low income 16-18 year olds. Young people working in teams are guided by sector professionals to replicate typical work place tasks and challenges. Each participant then receives one-to-one careers advice and assistance with applying for further training, work experience, apprenticeships, employment or higher education.
£75,000 over three years to The Baytree Centre for its PEACH Plus project. Baytree is a well established local organisation with a focus on supporting women and girls. This project has evolved from Baytree's 8-year PEACH project. As well as providing academic and soft-skill mentoring of girls using a team of regular volunteers, the project will now also provide support to the mothers in order to improve their financial and emotional resilience.
£50,000 over two years to Options 4 Change for their Education Sustainment Project. The organisation provides training, advice and advocacy for low income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant is for a part time post to deliver group training, one-to-one advice and advocacy for primary school pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and their parents.
£75,000 over three years to Chance UK for their Lambeth Early Intervention Mentoring Programme. This will support 20 children and their parents from low income Lambeth households per year. The children will receive weekly mentoring sessions from a trained volunteer and the parent/s will receive one to one advice and practical assistance on issues such as debt, housing and employment.
£75, 312 over three years was awarded to Oasis Children's Venture for their Rise & Sh9 project. This is working with 25 low income Lambeth residents aged 14-25 each year who are not in education, employment or training (or at risk of becoming NEET). It will provide a range of volunteering opportunities including accredited training, supervision and mentoring across the organisation’s adventure playground, nature garden and go-karting projects. This grant also includes an amount to enable Oasis Children's Venture to pay their membership fees so that they can register as a Living Wage Employer.
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