£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.
We have awarded £72,000 over three years to Gipsy Hill Federation to enable Working with Men to provide support for male year 6 pupils assessed as being at risk of disengagement. Pupils would attend small group workshops on topics including: definitions of conflict, communication skills and anger management. Pupils with very complex needs would receive mentoring and those struggling with particular situations at school (eg: in the playground or an after school club) would receive one-to-one support as required. Pupils and their parents would also be supported at an after school club focused on Positive Approaches to Change and Transition (PACT).
We have awarded £74,520 over three years to the Mary Dolly Foundation to fund one-to-one counselling for Lambeth resident pupil-premium pupils who are identified as having experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or trauma. This will be provided in three Lambeth Primary Schools and the Park Campus Pupil Referral Unit.
£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.
£10,008 over one year to Granton Primary School to extend its music service. The grant will fund whole-class music tuition, one-to-one and small group tuition, participation in weekly orchestras and ensembles and termly performances by professional ensembles, for Lambeth resident pupil premium pupils aged 7-11.
We awarded £11,500 over one year to Crown Lane Primary School for additional tuition delivered one-to-one or in small groups of 4-6 for pupils with English as an Additional Language in order to improve their confidence, communication skills and attainment in core subjects. The school also anticipates improvements in attendance and/or behaviour for pupils who are struggling in these areas. Tuition will be delivered by a qualified teacher using visual resources including Makaton symbols and bi-lingual dictionaries.
£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.
£24,545 over one year was awarded to Tree Shepherd for its Start Out Start Up project. Following on from a successful pilot, this project will focus on supporting 15 young (18-30) Lambeth residents with their business ideas. Beneficiaries will be offered a 4-part enterprise training programme. There will be networking events and post-course support. There project will also offer on-going dedicated business clinic support plus welfare guidance and support via partner organisations. This will be run in Tulse Hill.
£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.
£35,000 over one year was awarded to ARK Evelyn Grace Academy for continuation funding towards its in-school Therapeutic and Wellbeing service. This will enable the school to continue to provide emotional wellbeing and therapeutic support to its most vulnerable students so that they can deal with their challenges and difficulties positively and become more effective, successful learners. WF has part-funded this service for the last two years.
£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.
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