£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.
£62,805 over three years to Windmill Schools Cluster towards their Natural Thinkers programme. This aims to connect urban children with nature and the developmental benefits associated with outdoors education. This grant would provide opportunities for low income pupils and their parents from across Windmill Cluster (Christ Church, Holy Trinity, Livity, Orchard, Richard Atkins, St Judes, St Lukes and Sudbourne primary schools and City Heights Academy) to participate in a programme of activities including Ambassadors training and an overnight family camp for pupils struggling with confidence and social skills, Family Learning gardening workshops for Early Years pupils and opportunities to volunteer as Peer Mentors for secondary school pupils.
£64,759 over three years to Lilian Baylis Technology Secondary school for their Year 11 Subject Tutoring project. This project will offer targeted Pupil Premium Y11 students subject mentoring in groups of 4 for 45 minutes per week. Each day 4 graduate Teaching Assistants will tutor groups of Y11 students in 4s from 3.00 - 3.45 or 3.45 - 4.30 whilst the rest of Y11 are in lessons. This will run for 5 days pw all year with the tutoring being in a different subject each day. Each student will have a personalised learning booklet along with a targeted work book, that they will work through with the graduate Teaching Assistant.
£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.
£72,985 over three years to EFA London for their Learn Together programme which provides ESOL for parents to support their children's education. This training will improve primary school parents’ understanding of the English education system and develop the language skills needed to communicate with schools and support their children’s learning. Lessons specifically aim to develop practical English skills and social integration and also include training on how to access mainstream institutions and services ranging from financial to employment. This training will run in four Lambeth Primary Schools.
£85,905 over three years to Oval Learning Cluster towards the cost of whole class music tuition and participation in lunchtime bands, orchestras and ensembles for Lambeth pupil premium pupils in Wyvil, Vauxhall and St Andrews CE Primary Schools.
£108,000 over three years to South Lambeth Schools Partnership to run Lambeth Children University. This project provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours in order to boost achievement, raise aspirations and foster a love of learning. This will be delivered to 200 low income Lambeth pupils across 10 schools in the Partnership.
£12,000 over one year to Bonneville Primary School to pilot the Families First project. This aims to provide integrated family support for low income parents, particularly those who have poor English language skills. There are a mixture of workshops targeting engagement with education, ESOL, debt/benefits support and employment opportunities. The school will also run parent/child trips to museums to encourage parents to utilise the free cultural facilities in London. This project will focus (but not exclusively) on Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils.
£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.
£45,000 over three years to the Oval Learning Cluster helping fund weekly Cricket and Computer Skills at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre at Oval Cricket Ground. This project will benefit 270 low income Lambeth pupils from Wyvil, Vauxhall, Herbert Morrison and Ashmole Primary Schools. Each school will take part in sessions during the school day at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre which offers high quality ITC equipment and effective cricket coaching at an international sporting venue.
£59,940 over three years to Family Action to launch 'Friendship Works' in Lambeth. The project aims to improve through long-term mentoring the wellbeing and life chances of children facing multiple disadvantages. The project specialises in recruiting and training adult volunteer mentors who provide one-to-one support for children for a minimum of two years. At least 50 Lambeth children will benefit from this long term mentoring over the lifetime of the grant.
£56,944 over three years to Inspirational Youth for their APEX (Advanced Preparation for Employment and eXams) project. This project offers group training and one-to-one mentoring for low income pupils aged 14-15 at risk of exclusion or becoming NEET. Inspirational Youth uses coaching and training techniques from sport and business to develop self awareness, soft skills and aspirations enabling pupils to improve behaviour and attendance and re-engage with education.
£72,693 over three years to Spiral Skills CIC for their Careers Advice Project in Lambeth College. Spiral Skills provides sector-specific careers advice and training for low income 16-18 year olds. 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, apprenticeships, employment or higher education.
£75,000 over three years to The Baytree Centre for its PEACH Plus project. Baytree is a well established local organisation with a focus on supporting women and girls. This project has evolved from Baytree's 8-year PEACH project. As well as providing academic and soft-skill mentoring of girls using a team of regular volunteers, the project will now also provide support to the mothers in order to improve their financial and emotional resilience.
£50,000 over two years to Options 4 Change for their Education Sustainment Project. The organisation provides training, advice and advocacy for low income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant is for a part time post 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.
£75,000 over three years to Chance UK for their Lambeth Early Intervention Mentoring Programme. This will support 20 children and their parents from low income Lambeth households per year. The children will receive weekly mentoring sessions from a trained volunteer and the parent/s will receive one to one advice and practical assistance on issues such as debt, housing and employment.
£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.
£15,000 over one year to the Gipsy Hill Federation for their SHINE on Saturday Programme. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms, working with pupils from Kingswood, Fenstanton, Elm Wood and Paxton Primary Schools. This project is co-funded in partnership with the Shine Trust.
£15,177 over one year to Nature Vibezz, a new social enterprise which aims to connect low income urban communities to nature and to advance education through the provision of outdoor learning. This grant pilots weekly environmental education and Forest School sessions for Lambeth-resident pupil premium pupils at Crown Lane Primary School. Sessions take place at The Lodge on Streatham Common which is leased by Lambeth Council to the school as a hub for outdoor family learning.
£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.
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