£18,833 over one year has been awarded to Rathbone for their Inspiring Learning project. Rathbone is a well-established charity in West Norwood that provides a range of services for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. This grant will help provide 1:1 support with a Youth Engagement Worker, academic support via volunteer tutors, resilience training and access to enrichment activities at the Rathbone youth club two nights per week during term time. The Project is targeted support to young people from families on low-incomes primarily living in the Knights Hill and Gipsy Hill.
£20,000 over one year has been awarded to Norwood and Brixton Foodbank for money management and casework support at the Norwood Centre. Norwood and Brixton Foodbank provides emergency food to clients referred by local statutory and community partners. This grant is first, to provide funding for a new Money Advice Worker who will provide budgeting and money management advice (referring onto specialist debt/benefit advisers as appropriate) for people struggling on low-income and second, to provide some additional support costs for the Foodbank towards their existing specialist advice work. This grant was made possible through donation from local Lambeth firm Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd.
£24,000 over one year has been awarded to Resurgo Trust for their Spear Kennington 2019-22 project. Resurgo was established in 2003 to help disadvantaged young people rise up and break out of the cycle of unemployment and social exclusion. This grant will help provide a year long employment support programme beginning with an intensive six week course followed by weekly support to find work and regular contact to sustain and progress within employment.
£44,990 over three years has been awarded to Football Beyond Borders (FBB) for their expansion of their FBB4 Schools Programme in Lambeth. FBB uses football to inspire young people to achieve their goals. This grant will help provide a weekly football themed literacy session and football coaching to Key Stage 3 pupils struggling with behaviour and attendance at three Lambeth secondary schools. FBB harnesses the enjoyment of football to deliver improvements in the attendance, behaviour and readiness for employment for the hardest to reach students.
£75,000 over three years has been awarded to We Rise for their Access All Areas project. We Rise is a Brixton based community business established in 2016, offering careers programmes to inspire successful futures. This grant will help deliver a three year programme to 20 at risk of NEET pupils, working with them from year 9 through to year 11. The programme offers one-to-one coaching, workshops, employer visits, work experience and work based learning to Black Caribbean boys at two Lambeth Schools with the aim of raising achievement, motivation and career aspirations.
£75,000 over three years has been awarded to No. 1 Performing Arts (NOPA) for their Counselling Service. NOPA's aim is to improve inner strength through creative therapies and performing arts. This grant is toward therapeutic services for low-income Lambeth children and their parents to address the presenting and underlying causes of negative behaviours. Services will be delivered via 1:1 and group sessions in 3 Lambeth Primary Schools.
£75,000 over three years has been awarded to Construction Youth Trust for their Early Intervention Employer-led Engagement Programme, which gives young people access to training, education and employment opportunities in the construction industry. This grant will help the programme aims of improving the employment prospects of disadvantaged year 10 pupils at two Lambeth Schools by introducing them to the world of work at an earlier stage and showing a 'clear line of sight' into careers suited to their particular skills and interests.
£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.
£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.
£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.
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.
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