£33,000 over three years has been awarded to London Bubble Theatre for their Speech Bubbles project. This grant will help provide a weekly in-school drama intervention with a specially trained drama practitioner and a member of school staff in four Lambeth primary schools. The project will work with pupils aged 5 – 7 who have a communication need but do not meet the threshold for Speech and Language Therapy.
£50,000 over two years was awarded to Walworth Garden for their horticultural training and employment programme. This will enable unemployed low income Lambeth residents to undertake accredited Level 2 training in Work Based Horticulture including a range of work experience in Walworth Garden’s commercial teams. Project staff provide employment advice and also organise additional interview skills training and volunteer mentors who support with literacy and numeracy.
£60,000 over three years was awarded to Photofusion to provide a part-time community manager and additional hours for the engagement manager, allowing them to extend their employment support for disadvantaged young people age 14-30. The project will provide targeted job training, work placements, employment support and short creative-industry courses. The project provides a pathway on to other programmes, including Brixton Arts Factory and in-house professional development programmes, providing ongoing support with maintaining employment in creative industries.
£66,089 over three years was awarded to Windsor Fellowship for the Junior Fellowship programme. Windsor Fellowship has a strong track record raising attainment and aspirations amongst 14-17 year olds at risk of disengagement and exclusion. It aims to improve academic achievement and help young people realise their academic and career potential. Pupils from Lambeth secondary schools take part in 17 one-day workshops which aim to develop their personal, educational and career skills, aspirations and goals.
£66,915 over three years was awarded to CHIPS for their Unheard Voices project. CHIPS has over 50 years experience supporting communities affected by violence to build relationships and work towards peace. This application is towards small group mentoring using community organising and therapeutic techniques enabling secondary school pupils at risk of disengagement to improve their wellbeing and communication skills plus attendance and behaviour at school.
£70,002 over three years was awarded to Carers' Hub Lambeth for the Lambeth Young Carers Schools Project. After Help for Carers folded in summer 2018, senior programme managers established the Carers Hub as a new organisation. This application is towards the co-ordination of peer support and one-to-one advice and assistance to secondary school pupils who are young carers and their families.
£75,000 over three years was awarded to the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre for their After School Education Scheme. This is an afterschool programme run in partnership with Surrey County Cricket at the Kia Oval providing tuition in literacy, numeracy, IT and cricket to underachieving primary school pupils.
£75,000 over three years was awarded for the IntoUniversity Lambeth Project. This is a learning centre providing after school academic support, mentoring and aspiration-raising FOCUS workshops to pupils aged 7-18 with the aim of raising pupil ambition, confidence and self-esteem and helping them realise their academic potential. IntoUniversity Lambeth are currently working with the following Lambeth schools: Archbishop Sumners Primary; Archbishop Tenisons; Ashmole Primary; Lilian Baylis Technology School; St Mark's Primary; St Stephen's Primary; Vauxhall Primary; Walnut Tree Walk Primary.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to School of Hard Knocks, a national charity using rugby, boxing, fitness and life skills training to improve the confidence, motivation and soft skills of unemployed adults and school pupils at risk of disengagement. This grant will provide drop-in sports, lunch and advice sessions at Black Prince Trust, to engage young unemployed Lambeth residents on employability skills training including sports and one-to-one advice/mentoring.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to Bright Centres for their Moving On project. This project will provide workshops to help young people from local secondary schools and from the after-school club build employability, team-working and communication skills. It will also provide opportunities for corporate volunteers to meet up directly with the young people. Additionally it will broker opportunities for school pupils to access work experience and 18-25s to access graduate employment opportunities in the City.
£37,998 over two years was awarded to Rising Stars Support CIC which aims to assist personal development, improve employability and support young people into education or employment through Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training. This grant will provide weekly training for NEET young men and women with one-to-one mentoring and employment advice delivered during and in between sessions.
£41,700 over three years was awarded to Larkhall Primary School containing the Centre for Autism. This grant will enable Music Therapy Lambeth to provide one-to-one and small group sessions to pupils with Autism and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
£49,994 over two years was awarded to Options 4 Change who provide training, advice and advocacy for low-income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant will enable the project 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. Training will be based on the Pathway Manual Programme – a tool kit focused on developing aspirations and life skills.
£50,000 over two years was awarded to Centrepoint towards their Lambeth Works Programme. Centrepoint run Camberwell Foyer which provides supported housing for socially excluded Lambeth young people aged 16-22. Lambeth Works has two elements. 1) Workskills Programme - works intensively with 10 residents of Camberwell Foyer through mixture of 1:1s, workshops and work placements. 2) 1:1 support for 100 NEET young people referred by Lambeth Job Centres and provide support with CVs, applications and offers guaranteed interviews for selected individuals.
£57,920 over three years was awarded to YourStory for Keeping S.A.F.E by Strengthening Families through Character Education project. This is an an intensive school reintegration and family support project for young people (aged 11 – 16). It will provide two programmes combined into one. 1. Social Attitude Family Environment (SAFE) element which provides intensive 1:1 mentoring and nurturing group programmes for young people identified with high risk of school exclusion (school based). 2. Strengthening Families through Character Education (SFCE) element which works with parents/guardians to address issues facing their children, family dynamics and to develop positive relationships with schools (community based).
£73,380 over three years was awarded to Raw Material Music And Media Education for their Raw Sounds Training & Progression project. Raw Sounds provides music performance and production workshops for people with mental health needs. This grant will support a Progression Mentor who will co-ordinate accredited training, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and appropriate progression routes for young Raw Sounds members enabling them to enter volunteering, mainstream training and/or education, and paid employment.
£73,794 over three years was awarded to St Matthews Project for their Kick Start project. This football-based project provides accredited vocational/employability training in sports plus work experience and well being workshops for NEET young Lambeth residents focusing on young offenders serving community sentences or recently released from Youth Offending Institutions.
£74,886 over three years was awarded to Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO) for their Step Up Plus project. This provides one-to-one advice, employability training including CV and interview skills plus ESOL and construction tuition for Latin American and Spanish/Portuguese speaking migrants. Although a small number may be unemployed the vast majority will be assisted to progress from low paid, insecure work into better jobs.
£75,000 over three years was awarded to CEF Lyncx for their Community After School Support project. This will provide after school clubs in literacy, numeracy and science for children aged 7-11 living on the Blenheim Gardens, Angell Town and Edmundbury Court estates in Brixton and Stockwell.
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.
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