£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.
£13,000 for one year to Gipsy Hill Federation for its Shine on Saturday project. This Saturday school provides ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6 at Kingswood and Fenstanton Primary Schools, which have the highest pupil premium rates and the lowest attainment rates of GHF schools. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, will be based at Fenstanton with transport arranged for Kingswood pupils and will run 10am-3pm, for 25 Saturdays over three terms.
£15,400 over one year to Lark Hall Primary School to allow it to expand the music therapy service. Music Therapy Lambeth will provide one-to-one sessions to pupils with Autism and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and pilot drop in small group taster sessions as a means of ascertaining suitability for one to one therapy.
£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.
£47,758 over two years to Iconic Steps for its Industry Film-making project. Over a nine month period, it begins with an intensive 2.5 week course in video production skills, followed each month by master-classes with industry professionals, employability workshops and group sessions (e.g. finance management and public speaking). Young people are also placed with various production companies that Iconic Steps has links with. The young people are also partnered with a mentor from the industry for 8 months.
£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.
£75,000 over three years to Juvenis for its Positive Change project, aimed at young people involved, or at risk of involvement, with gangs. It does this by regular outreach work on local estates and youth clubs and referrals from partners. The Project Manager co-ordinates a range of interventions with the aim of (re)engaging young people with education and employment.
£35,000 over one year to Evelyn Grace Academy to allow it to continue to offer emotional well-being and therapeutic support to vulnerable students facing challenges and difficulties. This support will be a mixture of one-to-one counselling or therapy sessions, self management workshops and lunch clubs.
£22,069 over one year to Windmill Schools Cluster for a Parental Engagement programme involving low income parents from Holy Trinity, Jublilee, Orchard, St Jude’s, Sudbourne Primary Schools and City Heights Academy. This programme includes Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) training, ESOL lessons and educational support sessions for Spanish/Portuguese speaking pupils and parents and facilitating a Cluster Parents Forum producing an "Activities Guide" for low income families.
£39,000 over three years to Hill Mead Primary School for their Theatre Enrichment Programme. The dramatic arts are at the heart of Hill Mead’s curriculum and this will expand its provision and deliver 9 projects across the school (Nursery to Year 6) including: experiencing theatre performance; workshops with actors and other theatre professionals; creation of theatre performances; storytelling and creative writing; behind the scenes tours; parent participation.
£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.
£60,000 over three years to Fenstanton Primary School for their Reading Recovery programme. This targets the lowest achieving 6 year olds. Pupils receive 30 minute daily 1-1 intensive tuition from a specially trained teacher. Older children who are at a similarly low reading level may also be referred for intensive sessions by the Special Needs Coordinator ( SENCO) at school . The pupils would complete a programme of up to 20 weeks in duration. In addition, all Year 1 PP children will receive daily reading input (in groups of 6) with a trained adult for 30 minutes a day.
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