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- 03 Jan 2017
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- 25 Oct 2017
Beard Employees Working with TVP and Nasio Trust 24 Jan 2017
Beard Employees Working with TVP and Nasio TrustAlan Beard stated that he had met Dan Mew of African-Adventures.co.uk concerning the possibility of sending young members of the company to Africa, as Doug Gray experienced a few years ago, to perform building work. The literature provided details of a scheme that it had built in the past but it now needed rebuilding due to inadequate piling. This would be questioned as the Foundation Committee would need to be satisfied that building would be of a permanent nature. Alan stated that he had spoken to several younger members of the company on this project. Keiran Tiller had expressed an interest, James Forster stated he would also like to find more about it and said that the same might apply to Lee McGovern. It was suggested that the leaders of the team should go as a pair. It was agreed that he, James, Kieran and Doug should meet Dan Mew and investigate further. It was their practice also at the same time to send a team of young people approved by Thames Valley Police to go to Kenya as a team. It was suggested that they would have two weeks for the complete trip. The cost was normally about £2,000 per person. Beard employees would be expected to raise £1,000 each and the the the the second £1,000 would be provided by the Foundation. second £1,000 would be provided by the Foundation. second £1,000 would be provided by the Foundation. second £1,000 would be provided by the Foundation. It was suggested that one week would be taken as annual holiday entitlement and one week would be looked on as education. It was also suggested that the fortnight should take place in May 2017 before the start of the summer school work in the business. We would need to ensure that when these employees returned to England, they shared their experiences with other Beard employees and they continue to work for the company for a reasonable period. Issue was raised of required level on involvement from charities “responsible adults”. Confirmation from charity was required on whether Beard staff would be allowed to go at all/if so in what capacity. It was suggested this could be discussed at a follow up meeting with the charity. Jayne stated that this kind of activity was supported by the Thames Valley Trust. It was agreed to make a donation of £1,000 to Nasio Trust to help fund continuing support of young people from difficult background when they return from Africa.
Dovecote Children & Families Project 23 Feb 2017
If successful the grant will be used to secure and expand the delivery of our oversubscribed inclusive, engaging, afterschool club from three sessions per week to four sessions per week. This will enable our project to support more vulnerable children to access good quality play experiences supporting them to enjoy good physical and mental health. For many project provides a focus point in which to build lasting friendships, for some a place to escape the daily tension and anxieties of family life. Grant will be used to cover salary costs and core running costs such as insurance, materials and equipment.
|Contained| 03 Jan 2017
Contained project focussed on changing perceptions of migration|Contained| is a multidisciplinary, collaborative project between researcher Marieke van Houte (Oxford University), Remco Heijmans (educational expert) and Justice in Motion, where the audience become the participants, rather than the spectators of the story. We will develop three different components based on diverse aspects of migration, and present these through various theatrical tools for maximum impact – invisible & immersive theatre, interactive installation, and physical theatre performance. This grant will support the delivery of this project, especially artistic costs. It will further pay for promotional material, evaluation and administrative costs, essential for a wide reach and effectiveness of this project.
Mentoring in the Leys 30 Mar 2017
Young people in the Leys estate face more obstacles than opportunities, which we quantify in terms of: • Child poverty – 34% of children are growing up in poverty; • Family breakdown – 47% of families have a lone parent; • Poor education – 63% of young people leave school without 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths. These issues are compounded by the lack of positive role models in the life of most young people. There are fewer teachers sticking around for the long-term in schools in disadvantaged areas; there’s more exposure to other young people not in education, employment or training (NEET); they’re much more likely to know people dealing with long-term unemployment. Who is there to demonstrate resilience and perseverance to young people in the Leys? That’s why our staff and volunteers have either grown up in the estate or move with their families into the estate: gaining credibility to become consistent and positive influencers, enabling the most disadvantaged and disengaged young people to become the positive role models who bring hope to life in their own community. Mentoring is an important way for our staff and volunteers to build up the resilience of the young people we work with. Our planning and budgeting for 2017 included the continuation of our mentoring partnership with The Oxford Academy, the secondary school serving most of the young people in the Leys. This partnership was inherited from Leys Youth Programme and it provided an important link between what happened in the classroom and what happened on the estate. However, a fortnight before Christmas, the school informed us that they needed to pull out of the partnership in January due to their own reduced funding in their budget. Whilst we understand their position, this left us with a sudden £9,000 deficit in our 2017 budget for Thrive Leys. It also created a gap in our strategy by limiting the ways we can connect with young people A grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation would enable the Thrive Leys team to continue mentoring the young people who we would have been mentoring were we retained by the school. Your gift will allow us to maintain and build contacts with young people in The Oxford Academy and provide mentoring groups for those who are most vulnerable, continuing the link between classroom and estate. Firstly, this would enable Kerstin and Aaron, Thrive Leys Team Leader and Youth Worker, to spend time in the school meeting students and establishing relationships. They have an opportunity to spend two lunchtimes a week in school befriending young people who struggle to engage with education and are at risk of becoming NEET. We envisage that their presence in the school will directly engage 80 young people at The Oxford Academy. Secondly, this would enable Kerstin and Aaron to establish a girls and boys mentoring group for 8-10 of the most vulnerable young people they meet. Typically, Kerstin and a female volunteer would meet with 4-5 girls whilst Aaron and a male volunteer will mentor 4-5 boys. The resilience of the young people will be built up with the following activities: • Providing them with an adult they can trust; • Helping them to map out a sense of their future; • Developing in them the life skills that they need to get there.
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Grant to Cumbria Law Centre 04 Apr 2017
Towards salary and overhead costs related to a project that seeks to stabilise families in distress through specialist legal advice and representation.
Grant to Thurrock Open Door 25 Jan 2017
Towards the salary of a co-ordinator providing mentoring and advocacy for young people who have returned home after running away multiple times.
Grant to Brighton & Hove Food Partnership 09 Feb 2017
Towards salary and project costs to increase access to healthier, more sustainable food.
Grant to The British Paraorchestra and Friends 31 May 2017
Towards the salary of a new artistic producer post to enable the orchestra to develop its artistic programme, build more integrated partnerships and secure a new pipeline of performance opportunities.
Grant to Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme 06 Feb 2017
Towards continuation funding to develop and embed programmes of professional development for new and emerging theatre directors.