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- Earliest award date
- 24 Dec 1996
- Latest award date
- 30 Aug 2018
- Total GBP grants
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- Largest GBP award
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the Costs of Ongoing Support to Youth and Junior Bands
Ferry Leisure Centre VIY Project 08 May 2017
The grant will be used to mobilise and support 20-25 young people aged 14-24 (the majority being unemployed and/or disengaged from mainstream learning or education) in helping to refurbish Ferry Leisure Centre in Oxford, as a combined volunteering and employability skills development opportunity. The project will take place over two months (April/May 2017) and will cover urgent repair and improvement works to specific areas of the centre (identified by charity Fusion Lifestyle, who manage/operate the centre). In undertaking the works, the young people will mentored on-the-job by a team of 5/6 local professional tradespeople, and will work towards achieving an Entry Level 3 City & Guilds vocational employability skills qualification. Young people will also be supported in developing broader employability skills such as teamwork, communication skills and time-keeping. Over the course of the project, each young person will typically commit/complete at least 20 volunteering/guided learning hours on site. Ultimately, young people completing the project will be connected with further training and employment opportunities beyond the project, via the project partners (e.g. local Wickes store, local vocational skills college) and local sector-relevant employers.
Equality & Inclusion Programme 08 May 2017
The grant will solely go towards the 5 pilot projects: 3 in local schools, one in a care home and one IT class (at a neighbourhood community centre). All 5 pilot projects will be designed and led by students with disabilities. We will coordinate focus groups and surveys in May and June 2017. The focus groups will look at how we can improve marketing; relevant training; travel to and from pilot locations; and the volunteering experience itself so that it can be as accessible as possible to students with disabilities. The focus groups will pay particular attention to the concerns of those students who do not currently volunteer. Using recommendations from disabled students, we will implement new marketing and training processes for the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, with the 5 projects launching in late October and running until early December. We will recruit 10 students with disabilities for each project; in total, the pilots will reach over 75 beneficiaries. In January 2018 we will run evaluation sessions, allowing each group of volunteers to reflect on their experiences and suggest further improvements, before rolling out recommendations and new processes to all our programmes and projects from April 2018.
Parasol Ukulele Project 30 Jun 2017
We will use funding to purchase 30 Ukuleles and a cargo bicycle We already have funding in place/agreed to cover the cost of running 60 sessions by April 2019. This will allow us to transport equipment and teacher in a low cost, sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Our Music Teacher used to work as a bike mechanic so will be responsible for maintaining and servicing the bike - we plan for this to take place during teenage other activity sessions so that young people can learn about bike maintenance. The Ukuleles will be used to run music sessions for up to 15 young people and give us a stock of 15 Ukuleles to lend to young people on a short term basis once a young person has demonstrated commitment to the project. Alongside sessions for these young people we will also run family sessions (Whole Family Approach) targeting parents and siblings in order to help families engage positively. This would be especially important when working young people on the Autistic spectrum (ASD) We will link with other professionals (Social workers, NEET officers, Ocupational Therapists) in order to allow them supported contact with hard to reach young people where appropriate. We have chosen these instruments as they are very easy to maintain and fix in case of damage. In the initial stages of the project we have identified 3 target groups of young people who are experiencing or are at risk of social exclusion and/or are vulnerable to bullying or exploitation. These groups are Young carers, ASD young people and disabled/disadvantaged young people attending Inclusive Parasol activities. Young people will be initially recruited for the project through Cheney School, Parasol, Woodfarm primary, Bayards Hill Primary and the Carers Trust. We are confident that other organisations will access the provision in future and are particularly keen to extend the offer to younger children and older people (especially those suffering from dementia). We hope to be able to involve young people who have taken part in the project in helping to run future projects as volunteers. We plan to run at least 60 sessions over the course of 22 months and would expect to run sessions for many years to come by levering in continuation funding.
• A proposed support network for African entrepreneurs based in Wales
Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme 01 Aug 2017
To cover insurance costs for all our volunteers. To cover office technology costs including computer, printer and consumables, broadband and telephone costs . To cover general stationery requirements essential to operating a organised and efficient service to all our elderly and disabled clients. To organise a new improved web site for the Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme which will be easy to negotiate and supply greatly improved information to potential clients who they or their families/friends may access to view what services we provide. Additionally to attract additional new volunteers who are an essential part of the service we offer.
We would like to engage with more users and encourage more groups to use the site. This funding will enable us to: Offer 20 x 2 hour sessions at Stonehill Community Garden Deliver sessions on learning about sowing seeds and vegetable production Groups already identified: DAMASCUS youth group, Kingfisher School, Styleacre Groups wishing to visit: Thameside School, Radley Brownies, Caldecott School Further groups will be identified by the outreach and marketing work included in this bid. The sessions will be delivered in October, November, February and March; dictated by groups’ availability. Outcomes: Supporting those who need exercise, social interaction, access to fresh healthy food to meet their needs 20 group visits to the garden, min. of 5 per group 5 of which will be new groups yet to visit the garden Introduce 100 or more users in the area to the garden and growing food 25 or more new visitors to the garden Herb & other edible plant production (providing a small income for the garden) Promotion of the garden to a wider audience Investigation into future funding 2 further funding applications submitted to enable us to reach more potential users
Life in the UK for Families 20 Oct 2017
Diverse groups 1. Migrant families from different cultural backgrounds Social Issues being addressed 1. Isolation of migrant communities 2. Promotion of Common British values
Grant to Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton 11 Dec 2017
The grant will be spent on the core costs needed to allow our members of staff to continue to run our office in Banbury. The work which takes place there includes the recruitment and training of volunteers, liaising with referrers such as health visitors or doctors, the assessment of families, as well as ongoing monitoring and reviewing of families- all of which is vital for the delivery of our support service
Grant to ABC Two Castles 06 Aug 2015
This boxing club in a rural area encourages physical activity and fun with appropriate safety measures and helps raise children and young people's expectations and confidence.
Grant to Women's Aid Inverclyde 06 Aug 2015
This project will provide a series of trips and outings for 74 children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Inverclyde. It will provide coping strategies improve communication and support them to feel empowered and valued.
Grant to Launchpad Reading 06 Aug 2015
This project provides weekly art workshops for pre-school children living in families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Children will feel more confident have better communication and feel ready to go to school.