Our response to C-19 and its impact on our target groups: the Walcot BounceBack programme
Our target beneficiaries are Lambeth citizens, under 30, whose life chances are affected by low income. Our grants fund work designed to achieve whole-life improvement, building on their potential and helping them gain properly paid employment. The Covid-19 pandemic has made matters worse. In response, we've developed a new programme aimed at helping.
The aim of the Walcot BounceBack programme is to help low-income Lambeth residents under 30 find paid work. It is the second phase of our response to the pandemic and will run for 3 years (October 2021 - September 2024). The programme is aimed at unemployed and underemployed Lambeth young people. If you would be interested in receiving support from any of the partner organisations then please contact us here.
In July 2021, we awarded grants to 16 organisations totaling £1.5m (see the full list of partners here) and the projects started delivering in October 2021.
We appointed Rocket Science as our evaluation partner. As well as monitoring impact, over the course of the programme, they will bring organisations together to share learning and provide support. They have also created a BounceBack Dashboard which draws together the quarterly returns into an online analysis tool.
Rocket Science have now produce Year 1 Update Report on the BounceBack programme.
In July 2023 a third year of BounceBack was confirmed, with 10 organisations offering support to Lambeth young people. The third year will specifically focus on helping the long term unemployed (NEET), care leavers, those with special educational needs, young people in the criminal justice system and young people with additional mental health needs.
BounceBack Organisations Contact Details (October 2023)
Job Transition Grant Guidance - BounceBack Referral
Job Transition Grant Guidance - BounceBack Participant
Year 1 Update Report (January 2023)
BounceBack Grant Award Details (July 2021)
BounceBack Media Release (March 2021)