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Media training for young refugees 04 May 2005

The Church of England Children's Society (Children's Society) was established in 1881 and is committed to working for social justice for children and young people. This project is a nationally co-ordinated strategic programme to help young refugees and asylum seekers to articulate their needs and experiences, and to deal confidently with various audiences.

Amount: £286,188
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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

Communicate Together 16 Sep 2008

This project is being delivered equally across Warrington and Brighton and Hove and will help parents of pre-school children with disabilities to communicate more effectively through being able to recognise and respond to their child's communication. It will be delivered through home visits and group work and uses specialist techniques, including Makaton sign language and visual props and activities, which will enable children to improve their skills and get more enjoyment from learning.

Amount: £378,844
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Embrace - working with young refugees & new migrants in South Yorkshire 11 Feb 2009

This project, based in Sheffield, aims to improve the delivery of and access to child centred/friendly services for young refugees and new migrants, aged 5-19 years, living in South Yorkshire. The project will also work with the wider community to help achieve more tolerance and understanding through increased social and cultural integration.

Amount: £276,443
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

National Mentoring Initiative (Nottingham) 13 Aug 2009

This London-based charity will use an award to give young people in Nottingham better life skills by running a mentoring programme. The aim is to provide peer and adult mentors within the community, as a source of support for young people to realise their potential.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Thanet Participation Project 11 Aug 2009

This project targets disadvantaged areas of Dane Valley, Newington, Whitehall and Birchington of Thanet in Kent. The project develops an intergeneration project for young people aged 11 - 18 years, including working with those classified as NEET, underachieving at school and those affected by or involved in anti-social behaviour and people aged over 55.

Amount: £186,221
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

Hope Young Refugee Service 13 Apr 2010

This project will provide information and advocacy on a one to one and group basis for young people aged 11-19 living in Manchester, Trafford and Salford who are refugees and asylum seekers. It will aim to increase their emotional resilience and ability to solve their own problems, and increase respect and understanding between British-born young people and new migrants. The project will also work closely with local schools and colleges to promote understanding and deliver group work.

Amount: £353,857
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

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

Asylum & Refugee Community Advocacy and Support Services (ARCASS) 17 Oct 2012

This is a development of an earlier project that aims to prevent family breakdown in refugee families in Blackburn with Darwen through targeted support and advocacy services that identify individual needs of family members and plan appropriate interventions. The asylum and refugee community advocacy and support service (ARCASS) will ensure that families are safe and will encourage environments for refugee children to thrive.

Amount: £269,434
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

SCARPA (Safeguarding Children at Risk - Prevention and Action) 30 May 2013

The Children's Society will use the £563,581 grant to help young people who go missing from home as a result of conflict with parents, bullying or because they have been groomed by older men who pull them into dangerous, chaotic and unhealthy lifestyles. The SCARPA project will improve the young people's mental, physical and sexual health and help them develop life skills to establish positive peer groups

Amount: £563,581
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Future Links 30 May 2013

This is a new project by Church of England Children's Society (CECS) that aims to raise the educational aspirations and increase social, community and employment integration of disabled young people (DYP) aged 14-25 from the most excluded and marginalised groups in York and the surrounding areas. Beneficiaries will be facing numerous issues from their disability such as isolation, significantly raised chances of being NEET, bullying, mental health issues and low self esteem.

Amount: £289,065
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Lewisham Village - A Better Start 01 Aug 2013

A project in Lewisham that will support parents with children under the age of three living in Evelyn, New Cross, Bellingham and Downham.The project will work with local partnerships to support family relationships at home, a hub where families and friends can meet, and access to support services, and resources including skills, knowledge and time.The project aims to address issues of domestic violence by providing early intervention to help support victims and their children.

Amount: £398,200
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Volunteer YES (Volunteer Youth Engagement Scheme) 04 Sep 2013

This is a new project to be delivered by Church of England Children's Society (COE) in Essex, supervising and supporting Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS), a county wide service wholly controlled and run by COE. Through the use of a trained network of volunteers from within the community the project will reduce the risk, prevent and stop further substance abuse amongst vulnerable young people (YP) who are exposed to its abuse at home and in their daily lives without respite.

Amount: £316,652
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

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

Support Plus Project 12 Dec 2007

This project will reduce the isolation of young people with disabilities, aged 14 to 24, and their families in Middlesbrough and Stockton. The project will provide supported links between disabled young people, their families and trained volunteers. With the support of a volunteer, each disabled young person will plan an individual programme of activities developed around their individual needs. This will improve their self-esteem and confidence and develop their skills to live more independently.

Amount: £408,493
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Reach Out Project 09 May 2007

This project is an expansion of existing services that will offer support to children and young people at risk of running away from home in Devon. The project will improve young people's access to confidential and friendly support that will be provided in a private environment that is not adult-orientated. They will work with a range of agencies including the Police, Social Services and children's homes.

Amount: £288,226
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