£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 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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£35,400 over three years to Turney and Lansdowne Secondary Schools. The project offers accredited vocational and functional skills training and work experience at Roots and Shoots for sixth formers autism and complex learning disabilities. Pupils will undertake training in either horticultural or retail skills with Lansdowne pupils working towards AQA Unit Awards and an ASDAN Certificate or Diploma level qualification while Turney pupils will work towards a City and Guilds qualification in Employability and Personal Development.
£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.
£75, 312 over three years was awarded to Oasis Children's Venture for their Rise & Sh9 project. This is working with 25 low income Lambeth residents aged 14-25 each year who are not in education, employment or training (or at risk of becoming NEET). It will provide a range of volunteering opportunities including accredited training, supervision and mentoring across the organisation’s adventure playground, nature garden and go-karting projects. This grant also includes an amount to enable Oasis Children's Venture to pay their membership fees so that they can register as a Living Wage Employer.
£24,916 over one year to Tree Shepherd for their Start Out Start Up project. Tree Shepherd is a social enterprise based in Brixton that aims to enable low income people to gain entrepreneurial skills and become self-employed. This grant will help 15 young Lambeth residents with their business ideas. The project will involve partner work with youth agencies to target and recruit the candidates. Beneficiaries will be offered a 4-part enterprise training programme. There will be networking events and post-course support. There project also offers dedicated business clinic support and welfare guidance and support via partner organisations.
We have awarded £36,510 over two years to Rising Stars CIC. This is a new social enterprise that aims to assist personal development, improve employability and support young people into education or employment through Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training. This grant enables weekly training for young men and women based at Blackfriars Settlement with one to one mentoring and employment advice delivered during and in between sessions.
£46,000 over two years has been awarded to Ebony Horse Club. EHC aims to improve the life skills, education and aspirations of disadvantaged children and young people by providing horse riding, mentoring and advice, training and volunteering opportunities. Our grant funds the Youth Worker’s post and enables continued development of the employment/educational advice and support provided to young people at EHC.
We have given £65,000 over three years to The Reasons Why Foundation. RWF helps young ex-offenders and people with high risk of offending into employment. RWF uses Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural tools to enable each individual to understand and manage the triggers for their offending. The grant will help pay for a part-time case worker and part-time volunteer co-ordinator to build the skills of beneficiaries in Lambeth through an intensive programme of training, mentoring and caseworker support.
The Governors have awarded £68,564 over three years to Status Employment for their Lambeth Employment and Achievement Project (LEAP). The organisation was established in 1991 and assists people with disabilities and mental health problems to find and retain employment. This project is for an “early intervention” approach towards providing one to one advice, employability skills training and additional social/recreational activities for young people aged 18-30 with mild to moderate mental health issues.
We have awarded £75,000 over three years to Stockwell Partnership for their Lambeth Migrant Debt and Employment project. This grant responds to rising demand from Spanish and Italian speakers by expanding the remit of the current Portuguese Advice Project to provide debt and budgeting advice to 48 low income residents and employment advice and training to 12 NEET young people aged under 30 each year.
£25,163 over one year was awarded to Juvenis for its Positive Change project. The project will work with 40 young people who are involved or at risk of involvement with gangs. The Project Manager engages young people with regular outreach work on local estates and youth clubs and accepts referrals from partner organisations. He co-ordinates a range of interventions with the aim of (re) engaging the young people with education, training and employment.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to 198 Contemporary Arts for their Hustlebucks Youth Enterprise (a youth led social enterprise in Brixton Village). This grant is towards the cost of a full time Manager who would supervise low income young people undertaking apprenticeships and work experience placements, and support young entrepreneurs to develop their businesses by retailing at Hustlebucks. The Manager will also develop commercial activities including the production and sale of Hustlebucks branded clothing, sale of external brands, hire of exhibition space and hosting children’s parties.
£25,000 over one year was awarded to Spiral. This project will work with 60 low income Lambeth students (16-18 years old). It provides sector specific careers advice and training. Young people working in teams are guided by sector professionals to replicate typical work place tasks and challenges. Each participant then receives one to one careers advice and assistance with applying for further training, work experience, employment or higher education.
£24,993 over one year was awarded to Ripe Enterprises. The project aims to improve the employment prospects of 36 unemployed migrants, refugees and local people young people, 16 to 25 years old with no or limited English language and literacy skills. It will deliver Functional Skills (English) & ESOL directly linked to employability skills courses (e.g. CV preperation, interview techniques, job search, applications, presentation skills). This provision will be based in St Lukes Hub on Wincott Street.
£21,334 over one year has been awarded to Toucan Employment. This project will work with 15 Lambeth young people with learning disabilities. Toucan will provide training, work experience and assistance with applying for jobs. It will also work with employers to identify appropriate jobs and provide regular in-work support to both clients and employers.
Governors have approved a grant of £60,000 over three years to London Youth's Build-It Project. It provides training, mentoring and work experience in construction for NEET young people. Trainees achieve industry standard certificates, CSCS cards and Level 1 qualifications in construction and are able to progress to employment or further training. The funding will help support 60 low income Lambeth residents aged 16-25.
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