£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).
£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.
The Governors have approved £55,861 over three years to Football Beyond Borders. FBB uses football to inspire young people to achieve their life goals. The grant funds weekly football themed literacy sessions and football coaching for pupils struggling with behaviour and attendance in Henry Fawcett and St John’s Angell Town primary schools and Elm Green secondary school. Pupils who meet targets for improved behaviour and attendance will be rewarded with special trips, for example to high profile matches, teams and stadiums.
£18,377 over one year has been award to The Hyde Group. This project will is a partnership between Hyde Plus (HP), Lansdowne Youth Centre and Young People Matter Charity. Youth workers will provide intense support to 10 young people (aged 14-16) from Stockwell who are at risk of exclusion and at risk of becoming involved in youth crime/gang related activity. The aim is to get them back into school or access other positive pathways. This support will involve training, work experience, workshops and one-to-one mentoring.
A grant of £12,712 over one year was awarded to Jags Foundation for its C.A.R.E. Programme (Choosing Another Route: Empowerment). This programme incorporates drama and peer support to explore themes such as sexual violence and peer bullying. JAGS aims to deliver this in La Retraite Secondary School, targeting young women aged 12-18 who are showing signs of disengagement from school and who have been identified as vulnerable to sexual exploitation and/or at risk of becoming involved in gang culture and youth violence.
A grant of £48,737 over three years has been awarded to the Windsor Fellowship's AIMS (Achievement, Improvement and Motivation for Students) Programme for pupils aged 14-16 who are at risk of exclusion. The Programme involves outreach to secondary schools, the provision of induction events for pupils, parents and schools, the adaptation of the workshop programme to address specific issues identified by teachers, parents and pupils, additional advice/information to individual pupils and parents as required.
A grant of £56,100 over three years has been awarded to Alford House to fund a Targeted Youth Support Worker who will provide independent support to young people and their parents/carers to make full use of available educational opportunities. The aim is to improve their life chances by -
A grant of £15,337 has been awarded to Leap Confronting Conflict for its Self–Leadership project. It will be delivered in Lambeth's Park Campus Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), targeting disengaged young people who have been excluded from mainstream education and who have behavioural problems.
£20,000 awarded to Working With Men for its Transition Support Project. The project offers group work and one-to-one support for Lambeth children from low-income homes who are at risk of disengaging from secondary school after the transition from primary school.
A grant of £39,816 over two years to the Peer Effect project where 200 students in four secondary schools will receive training in communication, campaigning and peer training skills.
Phoenix Education Trust
A grant of £60,000 over three years to Crossroad Care South Thames Young Carers Project. This is towards the costs of a Lambeth Educational Support Worker.
A grant of £60,000 over three years to provide extra curricular singing workshops and mentoring for 40 pupils eligible for free school meals aged 11-18 who have poor attendance and behaviour difficulties at Archbishop Tennison's School each year.
A grant of £25,000 over one year to help fund the Young Carers Project Manager post. This project specifically supports young people aged 5-18 who are caring for, or helping to care for, someone at home.
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