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Reaching more carers in a time of critical change 21 Mar 2017

Reaching more carers in a time of critical change

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Robertson Trust
Recipient: Carers UK
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Grant to Burgess Sports 26 Jun 2019

This project will provide holiday multi sports activities to disadvantaged young people living in an area of local deprivation. The activities will reduce isolation, increase confidence and improve health..

Amount: £98,537
Funder: BBC Children in Need
Recipient: Burgess Sports
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Supporting older LGBT people to define their housing & care support needs 18 Mar 2015

Many older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced discrimination in housing, care homes and from care services because of their sexuality. As a result, some would prefer to live in accommodation and receive care services that are sensitive and respectful of their sexuality and cultural identity. Tonic wishes to carry out wide-ranging consultation with the LGBT community. This will provide “evidence” of need and will help shape and influence new approaches to providing affordable housing and care services that meet their specific needs. The grant will pay for the fees of a project manager and consultation costs.

Amount: £21,900
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Tonic
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Building safer and more appropriate housing & services for the older LGBT community 28 Sep 2016

Many older LGBT people have experienced directly the impact of discriminatory laws. In the context of housing and services, this can have a highly detrimental impact with some deciding to ‘go back into the closet’ when entering residential care and others being reluctant to explore the care and support they may need, because of a historic fear of discrimination and the risk of facing a similar response today._x000D_ TONIC’s vision is to reduce the isolation and discrimination experienced and/or feared by older LGBT people, particularly those from the poorest backgrounds and those who are likely to suffer from the greatest inequality. One of the ways in which they propose doing so, and the focus of the funding request, is by developing a high-quality, exemplar extra care retirement scheme, in either London or Brighton, with a distinct LGBT identity and ethos. Alongside this they will influence mainstream housing provision for older people to be more sensitive to the needs of LGBT people._x000D_ This grant will contribute towards the next stage of implementation, taking TONIC to the point at which the project will be built. It will include identifying a partner housing provider, finding the site for the exemplar housing project, and raising the capital required to build.

Amount: £100,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Tonic
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Trophy Women , an annual audit of the representation of women in sports leadership 28 Jan 2015

Only 1 in 5 women do enough exercise to stay healthy and without representation at senior level, the barriers that women and girls face in participating in sport are likely to persist. In sport, half of all publicly funded National Governing Bodies have less than 25% of their board comprised of women. This work builds on the findings of a commission chaired by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. A grant will fund the Trophy Women project which will, through annual audit, analyse the number and experience of women in leadership positions, identify barriers to participation and provide practical support to organisations to help them diversify their boards. The use of this research and on-going data collection as a tool for pro-active campaigning and the provision of practical support will maximise the chance of real change over the three years of the funding where girls and women will have a stronger voice, will face less discrimination and will get and stay involved in sport.

Amount: £127,454
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Women in Sport
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Beyond 30% 25 Jul 2018

In the UK, there is a workplace culture in sport that continues to discriminate against women. Women in Sport (WIS) have uncovered aspects of the culture in many sports organisations that needs to change so that both women and men can progress and thrive. Through the Beyond 30% project WIS will: 1) identify and test solutions that address barriers that prevent women from progressing and thriving in the sport workforce; 2) empower women to speak out against discrimination; 3) identify the support they need to move into leadership roles. The grant will fund direct project costs associated with the Beyond 30% project.

Amount: £181,043
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Women in Sport
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Team Up Take Part 04 Sep 2019

In Rotherhithe, South London, there has been a rapid influx of new residents who have little knowledge of the local community or connection to it. There is a presumption that this group is self-sufficient and independent, but they can lack friendships and long term connections regardless of their achievements in their professional lives. There is also an ongoing problem around isolated vulnerable/older people. Team Up Take Part will bring people together from all backgrounds through a sport-based befriending programme that will encourage socially isolated people to build connections with their local community and make use out of local green/open spaces and other community assets.

Amount: £40,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Time and Talents
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Synergy Theatre Project 30 Nov 2016

Synergy Theatre is a small theatre company working with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of becoming involved in crime. It uses theatre as a way of building confidence, skills, and awareness of alternative life pathways. The model includes work in prisons and outside, so that prisoners have an opportunity to continue with Synergy once they leave prison, and they can help with settling into life outside. Synergy is committed to high quality workshops and productions, and therefore works with professional actors and top end theatres and studios. They also work with vulnerable young people in schools with the aim of helping to prevent entry into the criminal justice system.

Amount: £40,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Synergy Theatre Project
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

CrowdMatch 27 Sep 2017

Crowdmatch funding to create and tour a new piece of theatre in London working with ex-offenders.

Amount: £6,845
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Synergy Theatre Project
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Up My Street: building mental health resilience of young African-Caribbean men. 15 Jul 2015

Young African-Caribbean men are one of the most overrepresented BME groups in inpatient mental health services in England. An innovative approach to delivering mental health care called 'Streetherapy' will be used by three projects working in Birmingham with Young African-Caribbean Men (YACM), and evaluated by the Centre for Mental Health. Comic Relief will support the research costs, which includes young people being trained as peer researchers and facilitating focus groups. Robust evidence about how wellbeing and resilience among YACM can be improved will be shared with healthcare commissioners and policy-makers nationally, to help improve services and mental health care in the long-term.

Amount: £50,282
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Centre for Mental Health
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Teens and Toddlers 28 Mar 2018

In Hackney there are identified needs around the emotional and mental health of young people; need is even greater within the BAME community (source: 2016 Hackney JSNA). Toddlers and Teens is already active within schools in Hackney running its mentoring programme; this raises the skills and confidence of disadvantaged 11-18 year olds by supporting them to be role-models for pre-school children. This grant will enable it to focus its model onto young BAME men with tier 1 or 2 mental health problems; the project will evidence if this model helps to prevent the escalation of need and/ or helps to open mental health support pathways. The grant will cover staff costs to deliver this programme.

Amount: £144,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Power2 (formerly Teens and Toddlers)
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Moving Young People Into Work Through Employer Engagement 25 Nov 2015

1 in 5 young people on the UK are unemployed. Whilst unemployment rates in the UK have fallen, they’ve remained the same (as 2012) for young people unemployed for over 2 years. The Academy programmes use sports as a hook to engage unemployed young people living in disadvantaged communities, providing an alternative education to help them into work. Funding will pay for 2 Employer Engagement Managers, based in London and Manchester, to be responsible for the Employer Engagement Service in 6 Street League regions across the north and south of England; they will create opportunities for young people to gain practical work based experience which increases their chances of securing a job.

Amount: £211,360
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Street League
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Street League 19 Jul 2017

1 in 5 young people on the UK are unemployed. The Street League Academy programmes use sports (primarily football and dance) as a hook to engage with those young people in Manchester furthest from employment, and support them to gain the vital skills, knowledge and confidence required to gain sustained employment and look forward to a financially independent future. The daily football or dance sessions are critical as they teach young people skills like teamwork, communication and leadership that are vital for the workplace. Employability sessions support young people to learn how to craft a CV, job-search and gain interview skills. These skills are complemented by two-week work placements, careers advice and mock-interview practice._x000D_ With this funding Street League can offer CV workshops, mock interview sessions and other employee engagement opportunities to BA staff, as well as facilitating visits from BA staff & roadshows if required._x000D_

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Street League
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Next Steps Into Work 27 Sep 2017

The project will support unemployed young people aged 16 to 24 from disadvantaged communities in Lanarkshire to progress into sustainable employment, education and training through the power of sport and fitness. This will be done through a Fitness Academy programme and Fitness Apprenticeship programme, which combine 1-2-1 support, group learning, work experience and fitness-related activities. The project will support the young people to develop skills, improve their health and move into employment, apprenticeships or education.

Amount: £168,646
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Street League
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Street League Rugby 24 Jan 2018

Street League will increase the number of opportunities for young people, aged 16 to 24 from disadvantaged communities in London, to progress into sustainable employment, education and training using the power of rugby. It will launch a new rugby programme building upon its award-winning and proven employability and sport model. This grant will provide funding towards this programme, which will work with 104 young people over a 2 year period.

Amount: £100,250
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Street League
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Advocacy Programme 2014-2017 18 Mar 2015

Deaths caused by Hep C have quadrupled since 1990 because so few have been treated. Concerns over re-infection and failure to stick to an expensive course of treatment particularly by people using illegal drugs may influence the decisions to treat people although such reasons are not supported by evidence. This project will allow the Hepatitis C Trust to improve access to services and counter discrimination by employing a Pathways Co-ordinator particularly to influence the way drug treatment and rehabilitation services design their services for people with the virus. The aim is to provide better testing, referrals to specialist services, and treatment options based on principles of fairness.

Amount: £99,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: The Hepatitis C Trust
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Moving from surviving to thriving with CALM 2: Earlier Intervention project with high risk groups 28 Mar 2018

Suicide is a gender issue - 76% of all suicides in the UK are men. Societal definitions of masculinity play a significant role, making it difficult for many men to recognise and talk about their problems. This project will build the capacity of CALM's front line services so they are available to more high-risk young men who need urgent support. The helpline and web chat are both very oversubscribed and this funding will mean they can offer a longer service (12 hours a day) and offer more capacity to ensure they respond to all men who contact them. As a result more men will receive the help they need to better manage their mental health and reduce their suicide risk.

Amount: £150,000
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Campaign Against Living Miserably
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Breaking Barriers 15 Mar 2017

This project will work in three areas of the UK in which young people are growing-up in communities that lack cohesion. Its work in Tower Hamlets will look at gang tensions; its work in Belfast will tackle religious divides; and in the Welsh Valleys the focus will be on giving young people back a stake in the community. The project will begin by delivering sporting activities through street-work (i.e. football within a housing estate) and then seek to engage these young people in helping to run the sessions, in training, and in volunteering. The grant will cover the costs of youth workers and training for the young participants. The grant will support young people to be active citizens.

Amount: £210,500
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Active Communities Network
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

School Debating Activities 21 Feb 2017

Debate mate has a demonstrable, impressive record of its achievements. It has made debating cool in schools which would not usually associate with this type of activity. Most schools now operate a waiting list for pupils to join. Importantly, the range of students involved is hugely diverse with a good gender and ethnicity mix. Our own research into young people shows that young people want to engage with ‘edgier’ issues around social justice. This work aligns well with that ambition and Debate-mate addresses this need in a tried and tested format which will bring young people front of stage for a highlight moment in campaign.

Amount: £36,446
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Debate Mate
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Different Futures 27 Jan 2016

In Southwark black boys face multiple barriers to achieving their potential. 75% of school exclusions concern Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people. Without support, many of these young people at risk are in danger of becoming permanently disengaged, ending up unemployed or prone to involvement in gangs and crime. A grant will contribute to salary costs at Southside Young Leaders Academy, an early intervention programme in London for boys aged 8-16 years, of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage, specifically targeting those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable to social and academic exclusion. Working in partnership with schools and parents it provides education, mentoring, employment skills and leadership training enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Amount: £109,773
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: Southside Young Leaders Academy
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro