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Covid19 - Tenancy Support 07 Sep 2020

Spires will employ a Tenancy Support Worker to help previously homeless and vulnerable low income Lambeth residents who are in financial difficulty relating to Covid19. Spires will advertise the service across Lambeth and the organisation is well established in Streatham as a provider of IAG. As well as self-referral, the team receive referrals from Streatham Job Centre and Lambeth Council. The post-holder will provide independent advice on managing tenancies and debt.

Amount: £16,100
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: The Spires Centre
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Digi-Sparks Ignites Your Online Career 07 Sep 2020

A 20 week (3 days a week) remotely delivered training and mentoring opportunity that will work with 15 unemployed young Lambeth residents to improve their digital and freelance employment skills and help them to progress paid entry-level roles within the film, TV and creative industries. The project will build on previously funded Creative Sparkworks projects and incorporate specialist training (editing, special effects, website design), mentoring (both from their employment team and industry insiders), practical employment support (developing an industry-standard cv, showreel and registering as self-employed) and access to traineeships and employment via Creative Sparkworks existing industry partnerships and own trading arm (Lambeth Walk Film).

Amount: £23,979
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Creative Sparkworks
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19-Maths/English Small Group Tutoring 07 Sep 2020

Afewee is a small but long-running (est.1997) organisation that provides football and boxing training and mentoring to children and young people 6-18 years old in Brixton. The funding is to deliver extra Maths and English tutition from qualified working teachers - 2 hours per child per week at the Brixton Recreation Centre (6 groups x average size of 5 children per group). It will be targeted at low income Lambeth children (predominantly aged 8-11) who have not had laptop/internet connection /quiet space/support during Covid 19.

Amount: £9,770
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Afewee Training Centre

COVID19 - Improving perinatal mental health 07 Sep 2020

The project will provide specialist volunteer support and activity groups to vulnerable parents on a low income with at least one child under the age of five. Working in partnership with established local referral partners such as midwives, GPs and social services as well as a new specialist charity (Cacoon Family Support) HSL will target expectant mothers and those with newborn children who are struggling with their mental health, many as a result of the pandemic and lockdown. A new cohort of volunteer befrienders will also be recruited and trained to offer parents phone, zoom and socially distanced support, focusing particularly on developing good mother-child attachment, improving social contact and reducing stress and anxiety. The grant will fund 30-hour p/w project coordinator (with a mental health specialism) as well as part of a volunteer coordinator role and input and support from Cacoon, who will jointly host a weekly activity group, train staff/volunteers and provide a pathway for those with higher-level need to access additional 1:1 therapy and services with them.

Amount: £23,478
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Lambeth

Local Roots 07 Sep 2020

Local Roots provides bespoke consultancy support, training and peer support networking for VCOs in Wandsworth and Lambeth; it is especially targeted at current and potential grantees of WF and BPSF. It helps VCOs perform functions, solve problems, collaborate and set and achieve their aims and objectives in a sustainable manner.

Amount: £150,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Community Learning And Empowerment Ne...
Region: London
District: Enfield London Boro

COVID19 - Preventing exclusions 20 Aug 2020

Alford House wish to deliver a programme of support that combines school-based and youth club based intervention to improve the mental health and resilience of young people as a way to reduce the numbers suffering fixed and permanent exclusions. The programme will work in 3 local schools (Lilian Baylis, Arch Bishop Tennison and Elm Green) and with approximately 90% Lambeth low-income families. 2 of the 3 schools are a very short walk from Alford House and thus attract many children from the community that Alford House staff know so well. The project will then provide small-group sessions, 1:1 work, motivational speakers and access to youth services at Alford House (such as music production and a gym) providing 'wrap-around' support that recognises and embraces how community and home life impact school behaviour and commitment. The curriculum has been developed over several years by Alford House but will now be updated to draw more heavily on young people's experiences of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matters movement. The programme will also use a group of highly successful professional mentors/speakers (all of whom have the lived experience and grown up in similar circumstances to the young people they are targetted) to act as inspirational role models.

Amount: £14,092
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Alford House
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Raising the Game (2020/21) 17 Jul 2020

This project will enable pupils in danger of exclusion/disengagement to have a smoother transition from primary to secondary school.  It will target BME pupils (particularly Black Caribbean pupils who typicaly face disproportionately high exclusion rates). It aims to raise aspirations, attitudes and behaviours; and identify any hindrances that affect the transition process process. It will identify pupils who are most at risk prior to starting secondary school.  Those identified as being particularly vulnerable will have intensive 1-2-1 mentoring and family support sessions.  The whole group will also attend off-site positive activities (e.g. bowling, ice skating) to build confidence and positive relationships.  The workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring will be carried out by Juvenis. 

Amount: £19,740
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: The Norwood School
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Removing Barriers in Education - Counselling for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds 17 Jul 2020

Saint Gabriel's College wants to provide professional counseling services to the school's most deprived students with the aim of developing resilience and well being and improved progress in school. The counselling service will be provided through a trained and experienced counsellor working for 3 days a week within the school. The service will be managed by Place2Be, the leading mental health charity for schools in the country.

Amount: £16,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Saint Gabriel's College
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Music Therapy 17 Jul 2020

Music therapy sessions delivered by a qualified therapist, previously employed by Music Therapy Lambeth, but who the school now plan to emplo y directly. School report that C1 9 will greatly increase the need for therapeutic services when the vast majority of students return to them in September. In particular, dealing with the fallout from prolonged isolation, high levels of anxiety and possible exposure to bereavement. Allen Edwards plan to refer pupil premium pupils for therapy who have experienced trauma or abuse that impacts on their social and emotional management within the school with a view to improving their ability to engage meaningfully with the school expeiene. The project will involve working with children 1:1 and in small groups to ensure more of the need within the school can be met.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Allen Edwards Primary School
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Pastoral and family support for children who are at risk of disengagement from school 17 Jul 2020

This project will offer targeted support and care for low income vulnerable children and families to help them engage with school and learning. Two new posts for September 2020 will be created: Family Support Worker and Behaviour, Guidance and Learning Support Worker. The two new members will (1) work one-to-one and in small groups with children who need extra help to engage. (2) liaise with individual parents and families and wider services, to support the wider needs of households, build a positive relationship between the family, the school and other services, and help parents to help their children. The family support worker will work with families who have high needs, including attending case meetings with social workers .The learning mentor will work with pupils and families affected mentally by Covid-19 and other circumstances which causes them distress in school.

Amount: £11,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Henry Fawcett Primary School
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Tutoring support 17 Jul 2020

This project will provide small group tutoring for low income pupils who need additional support, based across six primary schools and working with a specialist external provider (Action Tutoring). This will be supplemented by additional homework support after school led by teaching assistants. The logistics of the Programme timetable will be agreed between school, Action Tutoring and depending on needs of pupils. Typically it will be a 90 minute session made up of 45 minutes English, 45 minutes Maths. This will be run at 6 primary schools in the Oval Learning Cluster - Ashmole, Herbert Morrison, St Stephens, St Marks, Walnut and Henry Fawcett.

Amount: £12,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Oval Learning Cluster
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Future Men Transition Programme 17 Jul 2020

The Future Men project will provide support to identified vulnerable Lambeth resident Pupil Premium boys in the transition from primary to secondary school. It will involve pupils in Year 7 at Trinity Academy and Year 6 at Jubilee, Holy Trinity and Richard Atkins primary schools. The support will be delivered through small group work and 1:1 support (depending on the level of need) delivered by experienced Future Men practitioners.

COVID19 - Therapeutic support for Emotional Well-being in the face of adversity 17 Jul 2020

Trauma informed provision of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psycho-educational and Therapeutic group work to meet the specific needs of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils to remove barriers to learning, facilitate greater integration into the school community, and reduce the risk of exclusion, disengagement/school refusal, and the attainment gap between PP and non-PP pupils.

Amount: £25,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Evelyn Grace Academy
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Outdoor Learning 17 Jul 2020

This programme will provide outdoor learning activity (OL) across 8 primary schools in Windmill cluster, encouraging pupils to engage with the natural world, with the aim of supporting good mental health and wellbeing and providing new ways for children to re-connect with their schools. Pupils will be selected to take part based on their ability to reconnect with school (based on observations such as behavioural issues, lack of confidence and self-esteem and difficulty building relationships). It will provide opportunities for schools to up-skill school staff through working alongside expert practitioners (experienced Forest School leader, professional gardener and community landscape designer) for lasting sustainability. One nursery school will also take part in the programme and an OL forum will be established with representatives from all school and wider community partners coming together as an on-going opportunity to share ideas, skills and experience for learning outdoors.

COVID19 - Creative Therapy & Counselling programme 17 Jul 2020

This project includes three separate programmes of delivery: Creative therapy; Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) counselling; and Emotional Literacy & Drama Creative Therapy. This project will deliver a range of specialist therapeutic support to low income pupils across 3 primary schools (Orchard, St Luke?s and Sudbourne), ELSA counselling at Jubilee Primary school; and an emotional literacy & drama programme at 3 primary schools (Christ Church, Holy Trinity and Richard Atkins) ; supporting pupils that have suffered bereavement, trauma, loneliness and anxiety as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This programme will utilise an external team of experienced art therapists, ELSA trained counselling staff (internal school staff released from class to provide a 1:1 counselling service), and an emotional literacy & drama programme provided by external practitioner (Hannah Joyce).

COVID19 - Support and Community Connection 17 Jul 2020

With this project, Age UK Lambeth aim to respond to COVID19, working in ways that differ from their usual service offer. This includes ensuring workers can work effectively from home, providing a clean and safe environment for patients returning from hospital, and providing a range of online events to help increase community connection. The grant will fund MYsocial online events to help keep communities together, a magazine, the Hospital to Home service (preparing homes for the return of patients), and the Phone Friend service (helping to reduce anxiety among the most vulnerable and isolated). 10 chrome books and 12 mobile phones will be purchased at a total value of £3,000.

Amount: £25,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Age UK Lambeth

COVID19 - Wild Things 16 Jul 2020

This project aims to improve low income pupils understanding and appreciation of science and nature through 'Outdoor Learning' sessions. Each term a group of Pupil Premium Lambeth pupils will spend one afternoon per week in the Wildlife garden.  They will have high quality input from senior staff with expertise in Outdoor learning and Forest school training as well as a worker from Father Nature ( https://www.fathernature.org.uk/ ), an organisation that specialises in outdoor learning. The children will be able to explore and learn about the cycles of living things (plants and animals) in the wild life garden.  The intervention will also help the children understand conservation and sustainability as we will develop habitats, conserve the wood in the garden, grow, maintain, harvest and eat their own food as well as sell it in the playground and Venn Street. 

Amount: £4,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Heathbrook Primary School
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Supporting mental health and well being for PP pupils 16 Jul 2020

This project will support Pupil Premium pupils who have experienced trauma during lockdown to undertake a course of art/creative therapy in order to promote a smooth return to school life/learning as quickly as possible. The school SENCO will work with Teachers and family link workers to identify 10 pupils who have been most severely impacted by C19 and an art therapist will then create an action plan, targets and a report over 8 sessions with each child. This will then be shared with family and school to ensure any actions can be embedded in classwork and progress is maintained at the end of the course.

Amount: £4,000
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Christ Church Primary SW9
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

COVID19 - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Project 16 Jul 2020

A therapeutic intervention provided by Fegans https://www.fegans.org.uk/ supporting disadvantaged pupils who have experienced emotional and mental health challenges as a result of the C19 pandemic and lockdown. The service will allow the school to expand its current pastoral provision which currently is limited to group work and incorporate 1:1 talking therapy and parental support. At least 18 children will receive on average 10 hours of 1:1 therapy and 3 family sessions with the goal of increasing confidence and emotional well-being and ensuring children are better equipped to engage with their learning. The project will be evaluated by pre and post Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires, parental and teacher feedback.

COVID19 - Developing confidence and resilience through literacy 16 Jul 2020

Specialist support from CIC Access to Literacy across 4 schools in the Brixton Learning Collaborative (St Saviours, St Johns Angle Town, Jessop, Loughborough Primary) in order to improve ways of working with those children struggling with reading and writing and provide expert tuition to children who have undiagnosed difficulties in literacy, exacerbated during the lockdown, causing low self-esteem and a lack of resilience in their learning. The project will tackle disparities in literacy by training teachers and teaching assistants so they are best able to support struggling children and by designing action plans for these children that finds new ways of engaging them with reading and writing longer-term, Access to Literacy will also work directly with a larger cohort of pupils (and their carers) to build their skills and confidence and help them overcome specific difficulties so they can move forward with their peers. The project will work with 27 children in total, of which 9 will be funded by Walcot.

Amount: £9,450
Funder: Walcot Foundation
Recipient: Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC)
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro