£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.
£22,683 over one year to Springboard for Children. This project provides tailored, one-to-one, literacy sessions to pupils at three Lambeth partner primary schools (Heathbrook, Lark Hall and Julians) who are up to 24 months behind the literacy levels expected for their age.
£22,170 over one year to Art4Space for its Why Art Matters project. This project will deliver accredited art courses to low-income primary school children aged 7 – 11 from the local area. Six courses a year (2 per school) will be delivered from Art4Space’s community art studio to targeted children who attend Allen Edwards, Lark Hall and Herbert Morrison primary schools (all of which are located within walking distance from the studio). The courses take place in or out of school time, depending on each school’s preference.
We've made a grant of £22,435 over one year to School Home Support to improve parental engagement at secondary school. A specialist family support practitioner (0.8 FTE) will be based at City Heights Academy and will work intensively with a small case load of families identified by the school as requiring significant additional support to engage with their child’s education.
£24,993 over one year to Ripe Enterprises for its Basic Skills College project. This aims to support unemployed young people via a tailored package of support so that they can improve literacy and numeracy skills and learn how to cultivate social networks that will develop them as individuals, advance their capabilities and ultimately improve opportunities for progression into work and lifelong learning. The provision will be delivered at St Luke's Hub (North Lambeth), Kennington Business Centre, Rosendale Community Centre (towards the south of the borough) and through on-line platforms.
£25,000 over one year to Centrepoint for its Workwise programme. This project is for Lambeth young people who are homeless and/or unemployed. The grant allows It to increase its focus on 1:1 support as this has proved effective in moving young people into employment. The project operates from Centrepoint's Camberwell centre.
£40,000 over two years to 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning for The Factory project, led by 198 with partners Raw Material, Photofusion and Hatch Enterprises. It offers young people help and opportunities to move into careers in the creative and cultural industries.
£45,000 over three years to Oasis Community Hub Waterloo. This will part-fund a full-time Advice Centre Co-ordinator to assist debt clients, oversee stock management of the Waterloo Foodbank, build relationships with partner organisations including the Trussell Trust, Community Money Advice and Tesco and manage and recruit the volunteers for both the debt counselling and Foodbank. The post holder will also launch a 'money management' programme.
£68,525 over three years to Lifelong Family Links for its Life Skills and Employability Project. This project will work with young people who have a learning disability and are not in education, employment or training. They will be supported over a full year to develop their independent living skills before taking part in community participation and preparation for work activities.
£75,000 over three years to Creative Sparkworks for its Learn2Film2£arn project. It provides accredited vocational and employment skills training with paid work experience in the film industry. The programme will build on previous experience of delivering commissions by providing young people with enterprise training and experience in all aspects of running the new “Lambeth Walk Films” social enterprise.
£75,000 over three years to Streatham Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees for its Homework and Family Learning Project. It provides homework support with literacy and numeracy for primary school age children, plus advice, advocacy and training focused on supporting their children's education for parents.
£50,000 over two years to Home-Start Lambeth for their Resilient and Ready Project. The project will provide specialist volunteer support to vulnerable parents on a low income with at least one child under the age of five where barriers to the children’s development and achievement have been identified by referrers (social workers/health visitors). Volunteers will work with the families for 2 - 3 hours per week to identify where changes may be needed and help them develop strategies to do so. Volunteers will spend time playing and interacting directly with the children, aiding their development. They will teach strategies for behaviour management, model play and showing parents the importance play has on preparing the child for school.
£72,759 over three years to Toucan Employment for their Lambeth NEET (not in employment, education or training) employment project. Toucan is a well established specialist employment charity providing training, work experience and assistance with applying for jobs to people with learning disabilities. Toucan also works with employers to identify appropriate jobs and provides regular in-work support to both clients and employers for as long as required.
£72,985 over three years to EFA London for their Learn Together programme which provides ESOL for parents to support their children's education. This training will improve primary school parents’ understanding of the English education system and develop the language skills needed to communicate with schools and support their children’s learning. Lessons specifically aim to develop practical English skills and social integration and also include training on how to access mainstream institutions and services ranging from financial to employment. This training will run in four Lambeth Primary Schools.
£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.
£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.
£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.
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