£17,500 over one year to Alford House to part-fund their Targeted Youth Support worker. He provides independent support (through group work and 1-2-1s) to young people and their parents/carers through avoiding permanent exclusion through family support, representation and advocacy and supporting families to overcome barriers to the young person's engagement in education. Alford House was established 130 years ago and provides a wide variety of youth activity (including a fitness studio and a music studio).
£18,190 over one year to Future Frontiers towards their bespoke careers coaching for Year 11 pupils at Lilian Baylis Technology School. This is delivered by university students or corporate volunteers, followed by workshops, assemblies and a careers networking event designed to develop an ethos of aspiration and achievement across the year group.
£20,000 over one year to IntoUniversity for their Academic Support programme at the IntoUniversity Lambeth centre (which has been running since October 2007). This programme provides after school sessions four times a week for primary and secondary school pupils. Support is provided by team of graduate support workers and volunteers. IntoUniversity is a national organisation with 24 centres and aims to encourage disadvantaged young people to take up higher education.
£24,578 over one year to Family Lives for their Befriending for Parents project. This project aims to support parents who are struggling to engage in their children’s education by providing weekly advice, emotional support and practical assistance from volunteer befrienders. Families with the most complex needs will receive additional one-to-one advice from paid project staff with referral to external agencies as appropriate. Group workshops will respond to rising parental demand for advice on addressing bullying and cyber-bullying.
£25,000 over one year to Mosaic Clubhouse for their Young Adult Support Worker. Mosaic Clubhouse works with people using secondary mental health services but views them as members who co-deliver the service alongside paid staff. This post assists young people (aged 16-30) that Mosaic previously struggled to engage, to move into employment or education by accessing training and work experience at the Clubhouse and with external partners.
£27,222 over three years to First Story for their Lambeth Writer-in-Residence Programme. This project, which has been running in Lambeth since 2013, enables professional writers to deliver extra-curricular creative-writing workshops in secondary schools serving low-income communities in Lambeth This grant will support delivery in St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls and Saint Gabriel’s College.
£74,900 over three years to Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth for their Advice for Lambeth project. This grants will fund a part time Advice Supervisor to supervise, and be involved in the training of, volunteer assessors and advisers who will provide face-to-face advice in predominantly debt and benefits matters from CAML's Streatham Hill office. Typically 75% of clients will have one advice session (which may also have some follow up email/telephone support) and 25% will receive a casework service which involves, on average, 3 face-to-face meetings plus telephone/email follow-up.
£75,000 over three years to Southside Young Leaders Academy for their education programme. This grant funds educational support with literacy for black boys aged 8-13 referred by local Lambeth primary schools. Boys will be collected from primary schools by minibus for twice weekly after-school sessions. Boys will also be inducted into SYLA's Saturday programme receiving leadership training and mentoring while their parents attend training in parenting skills and informal peer-support sessions.
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