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Stand by Me 08 Apr 2015

This new project will use its funding to help unaccompanied asylum seeking, refugee and migrant children and young people aged 16-21 to have better life chances. The project will offer services including holistic advice and advocacy through one-to-one support and drop-in surgeries. The chance to build confidence and make new friends through social activities will be offered. Awareness raising sessions will be held with professionals who regularly work with this beneficiary group.

Amount: £347,105
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Newham London Boro

SMART 17 Jun 2015

This project aims to improve the life chances of the poorest families living in deprivation in Newcastle upon Tyne. The service will be open to all residents but have a specific focus on supporting BME families living in poverty.

Community Celebration 08 Dec 2016

Action for Children will hold a community and family fun day to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the Monmouthshire Parent Network and its achievements within the community. This grant for £1,720 will fund venue hire costs, food, DJ, bouncy castle, character/face painting and messy play.

Amount: £1,720
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Wales
District: Sir Fynwy - Monmouthshire

Styal Mother and Baby Unit 04 Nov 2015

The organisation will use funding to develop the outdoor area of their mother and baby unit at Styal Prison in Cheshire, to include a canopy, sensory rich equipment and truck tyres. This will provide children with a stimulating place to play and bond with their mothers, with the aim of reducing the risk of health inequalities in later life.

Amount: £9,755
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East (B)

The Rural Family Support Project - Keith 143 18 Feb 2005

The project will establish family support & childcare resources to allow inclusive access to childcare. This will be done by providing specialised staff to support children with complex needs and creating a contact point for parents to get support and advice, developing additional childcare places, & creating opportunities for parents & carers to participate in joint play sessions.

Amount: £92,637
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Scotland
District: Moray

Project to support families with disabled children 11 Mar 2005

Funding will enable families who have children with disabilities to have a central point of contact who can liase between the services and professionals who work with young children. This service will be provided at diagnosis, during assessment and prior to entry at school.

Amount: £98,688
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

The Right Track Project 06 Sep 2005

The project will help to prevent young people in BME communities from being excluded from school. It will improve their skills, confidence and self-esteem so that they can tackle racism and make the most of their formal education.

Amount: £87,131
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Embrace - The Children's Society working with young refugees and migrants i 05 Jul 2005

The project aims to improve the delivery of and access to child friendly services for young refugees and their families, including advice, information and avocacy as well as emotional and peer support in order to empower and support young people who are disadvantaged by language barriers, legal processes, bullying, discrimination and social isolation.

Amount: £159,056
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Devlt -Investing in the Regions 14 Jul 2005

NCVCCO is the umbrella agency for child care/family support organisations within the voluntary sector. It aims to ensure the well-being and safeguarding of children and families through maximsing the voluntary sector's contribution to the provision of services. This application is a development of an earlier grant. The project building on the original work, aims to embed the existing regional infrastructure in England for those organisations involved in child care/family support.

Amount: £270,683
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Children England
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

To provide playworker support and guidance 30 Mar 2006

The group will provide a playworker to support children with disabilities/additional needs during mainstream after school clubs.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Childrens Playlink
Region: South West
District: South Gloucestershire

Giving children a voice 19 May 2006

This group's idea is to bring children together to think about their lives and the issues that affect them. They then meet with adults and consider the ways they can help their communities. administrative support, evaluation report costs, production of a strategic development plan, travel and subsistence and printing.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Parliament
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Street Level 13 Oct 2006

NCH Street Level will raise the self- confidence and social skills of young people who have experienced homelessness. The project will work with 50 young people per year, providing them with leisure cards which will give them access to all of Dundee City Council's Leisure facilities. The grant will pay for 50 leisure passes each year and will also fund the provision of outdoor activities to 24 young people each year.

Amount: £53,046
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Scotland
District: Dundee City

Let's Talk 11 Aug 2006

NCH Falkirk will deliver the project 'Let's Talk' to young people from Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire to help them communicate more readily with their peers, families, carers and others. The grant will fund a Communications Development Worker to help young people develop their skills in communication to enable them to take a more active part in care reviews. The grant will pay the full costs of a Communications Development Worker for four years.

Amount: £126,981
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Scotland
District: Falkirk

A fact finding visit to Israel 06 Nov 2006

A project in Israel, West Bank and Gaza to conduct research, liaise with local partners and employ a part-time operational manager. The aim of this study would be to research the need for conflict resolution education and advance healthcare. Research into activities such as art and sport for both Israeli and Palestinian young children with the aim of ultimately rebuilding trust, friendship and reconciliation will also be conducted.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Children of Peace
Region: West Midlands
District: County of Herefordshire

Youthbuild Project 05 Oct 2007

NCH Scotlands's idea is to employ a consultant to carry out a feasibility study/options appraisel to investigate the viability of their proposed social enterprise. The grant will fund consultants fees, feasibility study and options appraisal.

Amount: £8,100
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Scotland
District: Glasgow City

Fire and Water Project 16 Sep 2008

This project aims to provide play activities for children and young people across the East Midlands including campfire cooking, boating and dam building, working with play rangers, fire brigades and existing play facilties. The project aims to change the perception of fire and water play and give other organisations the confidence to run these types of activities themselves. The project will benefit 1,200 children and young people aged 5 to 15 years old, including children with disabilities.

Amount: £12,750
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Children's Links
Region: East Midlands
District: East Lindsey District

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

Caudwell Children's Child Ambassadors 21 Jul 2008

A project by this Stoke-on-Trent charity to develop a national children's board, regional child champion networks and an interactive portal website to provide an online social network for disabled young people. The group hopes to encourage young people to provide peer support and to influence national policies and agendas that will affect their future.

Amount: £9,900
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Caudwell Children
Region: East Midlands
District: High Peak District (B)

Skills for Living Project - Gwent 09 Apr 2008

The skills for living project will target young adults aged 16-21, who are leaving local authority care. The project will help these young adults to learn key psychosocial skills to reduce their vulnerability to serious mental health problems and self-harm and help them to engage in fulfilling lives within their communities. The project will work with local community groups to raise awareness of mental health issues and to seek mentors to help the young people to put their learning into practice.

Amount: £1,020,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Wales
District: Tor-faen - Torfaen

Strong Voices - Strong Lives 10 Mar 2010

This project will aim to improve the delivery of and access to services for vulnerable unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in Birmingham and Coventry and work with the wider community to ensure promote tolerance and understanding. The project will develop a community-based response to the needs of vulnerable UASC in the West Midlands and provide them with the emotional, social and practical skills and support needed to lead fuller lives and help them make the most of their opportunities.

Amount: £402,416
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro