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Bringing Together Younger And Older People in Greenwich 12 Jul 2005

This project will address tensions between older and younger people in Greenwich, a need that was highlighted by research and consultation undertaken by the organisation. They will run workshops and other events, using the information gathered to develop an inter-generational conflict resolution programme. Those involved in the project will gain IT, communication and teamwork skills, helping them to gain confidence and self esteem.

Amount: £130,396
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Young Refugees Leading Edge Project 28 Apr 2006

This will be a youth-led national programme for young refugees aged 11-18, including young carers, to increase their inclusion in education. Working directly in 3 high-refugee centres (London, Manchester, Birmingham), shared learning will also be embedded in at least 3 other localities around England. A national co-ordinator will engage young people in dissemination at national level. Management, staffing, resources, travel and Other (activity costs/evaluation and dissemination).

Amount: £26,875
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Grant awarded to The Children's Society (Tyne & Wear) 19 Jul 2010

Towards the cost of SCARPA which works with young runaways and young people at risk of sexual exploitation on Tyneside.

'CARE' - Child At Risk of Exploitation 01 Jul 2015

This new project aims to reduce the risk and impact of child sexual exploitation by developing better responses and support across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. It will provide specialist support to help young people manage risks as well as the emotional, psychological and environmental influence of abuse.

Amount: £300,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: East of England
District: Chelmsford District

Reaching out:Empowering disabled young people to volunteer in their communi 08 Apr 2009

This project based in York works with disabled young people in their transition into adulthood. It will provide young people, including those with autism and profound disabilities, with essential skills and confidence training to become volunteers in their local communities. The project will widen the aspirations of disabled young people beyond traditional day centre provision, helping them to make a positive contribution in their communities, rather than being the receivers of services.

Amount: £293,053
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Youth and Community at Risk 10 Mar 2010

This development of a pilot project will raise awareness of sexual exploitation of young people in Greenwich and deliver a support service for children and young people who are at risk. The project will work with boys and girls aged 11-18 who have run away or are at risk of running away. One to one support, mediation and volunteering opportunities delivering workshops in schools and community venues will then be offered to the young people and their families.

Amount: £288,921
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Isle of Wight Oakvale Parental Engagement Project 13 Dec 2011

This project aims to engage and motivate families with children up to five years old in two of the most deprived wards in the area. These families are reluctant to access statutory and other support services for their children and themselves, which is having a detrimental effect on their child's development and quality of life and is pushing them into social isolation. The project will offer support options in various local, accessible locations and timings will be arranged to suit the families involved.

Amount: £79,335
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Nottingham Community Mentoring project 11 Nov 2009

This Nottingham project is the development of a pilot project held in London. The project will recruit adult volunteers from the community, train them as mentors and match them with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 14 who would benefit from one to one support. Beneficiaries may be at risk of truancy, or be victims of crime and bullying, young offenders, young people with difficult home lives and those experiencing difficulty with periods of transition, such as from primary to secondary school.

Amount: £340,222
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Refugee and New Migrant Families 11 May 2011

A new project working with newly arrived refugee and migrant families in Newham, Croydon, Hillingdon, Greenwich and Waltham Forrest including one-to-one case work and advocacy, group activities, sessions and workshops. These will provide the opportunities for families to build up knowledge, understanding and confidence to begin addressing their barriers and meet others in similar group activities, sessions and workshops.

Amount: £350,052
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

The SMART Project 08 Dec 2010

This project in Newcastle ensures disadvantaged children, young people and families in the area are able to stay safe, enjoy a good childhood and settle successfully into Newcastle life. Activities include partnership working and training, targeted support through leisure and issue based group work, targeted support with individual young people and support work with the family as a whole.

Amount: £288,664
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

The Ohana Project 12 Jan 2011

This project in the Hartlepool and Stockton areas, aims to improve community cohesion and relationships between children and young people and their families. The project works with families experiencing conflict and young people who are involved in or at risk of entering the youth justice system. Beneficiaries will be referred to the project from a variety of sources including schools, youth offending teams and children services.

Amount: £363,380
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Missing from Home (Greater Manchester) 13 Jan 2011

This project provides preventative and targeted support to children and young people who are at risk of or have run away from home or care. The project currently runs a service in Manchester and Salford: this award will allow it to develop the service and extend its operations into Oldham. It works to combat the underlying causes of running away and will endeavour to prevent problems escalating into further crisis.

Amount: £428,176
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Step and Connect 21 Jan 2014

This new project aims to improve the social integration of disabled young people who are in need or have been looked after and/or are leaving care in the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Camden. Local authorities will make recommendations to the service alongside an extensive partner network. The project includes volunteer befriending, leisure activities, travel training and the assessment of local services to determine their accessibility.

Amount: £282,536
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Tower Hamlets London Boro

Missing From Home Greater Manchester 25 Sep 2015

A project that will work with young people who go missing from home, and their families. The project will work with young people to explore the reasons for their missing episodes and to help them develop strategies to keep them safe. The scheme will explore issues around anger, sexual health and drug and alcohol awareness, and provide one to one sessions raising awareness on danger, who to go to for help, discussions around trust and relationships, and internet and phone safety.

Amount: £342,482
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: North West
District: Manchester District

Helping Disabled Children express their feelings 08 Jul 2005

A project to develop an interactive website for young disabled people in Birmingham/Solihull. The website will provide local information and news on issues appropriate to the beneficiary group aswell as discussion forums for users to interact with each other.

Amount: £134,731
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Improve delivery of & access to children friendly services for young refuge 05 Sep 2005

The project aims to improve the delivery of, and access to, child friendly services for young refugees living in Nottingham. The project will also work with wider community members, and raise awareness around why young refugees flee their homes and help young refugees to tell their stories. This project aims to help young refugees who have already suffered upheaval in their home country to cope with bullying, marginalisation, isolation and uncertainty when they arrive in this country.

Amount: £111,421
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Safeguarding Young People 21 Feb 2006

While as many young people aged 11 and above are on child protection registers as younger children, research suggests that older children are less likely to receive a child protection response. Little is known about what influences practitioners when making decisions about referring young people and what happens when referrals are made. Research in other countries have also highlighted the need for age-specific approaches to child maltreatment but this issue has received scant attention in the UK.

Amount: £196,046
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Diary Awards Scheme 22 Mar 2006

The project will provide a means for young people aged 13-19 to undertake projects benefiting young people in their community. The scheme will be targeted at areas of greatest deprivation in Thanet and promoted to young people experiencing particular disadvantage, including ex-offenders and those at risk of offending.

Amount: £150,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Kumasi - Group work and activities for young unaccompanied asylum seekers 05 Oct 2006

Kumasi is from the Ashanti language meaning 'the meeting place under the tree' - a focus for a community. This three-year project will provide opportunities for young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Newcastle to meet for group work and social activity addressing their specific needs. Located in central Newcastle, Kumasi will provide a supportive environment addressing key issues identified by these young people including mental health, sexual health, education and the prospect of return.

Amount: £138,440
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Birmingham Young Runaways Support Project 11 Apr 2007

Young runaways in the Birmingham area will receive information on health, education, support and mentorship from volunteers. Services will aim to reduce the number of runaways in the area.

Amount: £225,018
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro