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.
£32,652 over two years to Tutors United towards piloting small group tuition in literacy and numeracy for primary school pupils with English as An Additional Language plus support to help their parents better engage in their children's study. Sessions will begin while pupils are in Year 5 and continue as they progress into Year 6 in the project’s second year. University students are trained and employed to deliver tuition to pupils supported by the Programme Officer who will work with parents.
£45,000 over three years to Ebony Horse Club for their youth project which aims to provide opportunities, raise aspirations and develop core life skills in young people (aged 12 – 18), primarily from Brixton. It consists of a range of activities including: teaching of riding lessons, volunteering, providing dedicated youth work activities such as workshops and putting on trips away from the centre.
We have awarded £71,384 over three years to the Institute of Imagination for their Lambeth Sparks project. This project will equip 100 disadvantaged Lambeth children aged 7-12 years with creative and digital skills, improving their confidence and ability to think creatively and independently. The project will work with schools, professional individuals/artists or community organisations in Streatham Hill, Loughborough Junction and Vauxhall to recruit children and deliver extracurricular activities locally.
£75,000 over three years to Thames Reach towards support with in-work progression for low paid workers, many of whom have a history of homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. Thames Reach will provide one-to-one employment support, training in basic skills, digital skills and online job search/applications
£75,000 over three years to High Trees Community Development Trust for their employability support programme which includes one-to-one coaching, basic skills training and “taster” work placements to assist young, low income lone parents to enter employment or to progress to better paid, more secure jobs.
£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.
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