£18,000 over one year has been awarded to Vauxhall City Farm for their school- related programmes. Rooted is a new programme working with pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and Soil is a new programme working with pupils with special needs who are struggling to engage with learning at school. Course content can be adapted to reflect the particular needs of individual pupils.
£24,663 over one year was awarded to South London Refugee Association for their Step Ahead project. This provides educational support for young asylum seekers through personal development activities and assistance with homework at a twice weekly youth club, plus one-to-one casework supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 14-19 to (re)engage with education.
£24,821 over one year was awarded to Young Futures to extend the post of Deputy Manager in order to deliver a tailored education and employment programme to vulnerable young women leaving care (aged 16 -21). These women all live at Yvonne House, Young Future’s Lambeth based residential therapeutic unit which opened in July 2016.
£25,000 over one year has been awarded to Walworth Garden to fund 15 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.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to Hatch Enterprise for their Young Enterprise Programme. This project will work with 24 young Lambeth people who are at either idea stage (Launchpad) or start-up stage (Incubator). They will be supported with indepth workshops and 1-2-1 coaching/mentoring. This project also offers 12 weeks of follow-on support via mentoring to keep entrepreneurs focused
£25,325 was awarded to Advising Communities. £20,325 was awarded to employ a part-time Debt Caseworker to provide specialist casework and support to indebted Universal Credit (UC) claimants in Lambeth. This would tie in to and complement Advising Communities existing Universal Support service within Lambeth (funded by Lambeth Council), which assists people with their UC claims and support them in developing digital and personal budgeting skills. A further £5,000 was approved to support action-research by Advising Communities on the impact of the roll out of UC in Lambeth over 2018/19. This would link in with £5,000 already approved by United St Saviours Charity for research in Southwark.
£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.
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