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Looked After Children Reading Project 31 Mar 2006

The project will develop a volunteer reading scheme for children in care, working with local voluntary organisations and companies to recruit, train and vet volunteers. Informal meetings will be arranged between children and potential volunteers so each child can choose their own volunteer. Working with local schools and community settings to identify safe venues where children and volunteers can meet on a weekly basis.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Trust for Children
Region: North West
District: Blackburn with Darwen (B)

To create a new post 24 May 2006

The organisation provides recreation, education and cultural opportunities for children in the area. The project will extend their work into new geographical areas.

Amount: £3,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Childrens Chance
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

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

Play Pods for Primary Schools 02 Feb 2007

This project provides a container or 'Pod' full of diverse materials that can stimulate, facilitate and enhance children's play in the school playground. These loose parts will be chosen and stocked by the children themselves from a list of renewable resources. The project will be carried out in Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset and South Gloucester.

Amount: £173,051
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Children's Scrapstore
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol (B)

Early Intervention Service 21 Mar 2007

Children 1st's idea is to introduce an early intervention service for non-abusing parents offering counselling services and short term group work programmes along with support in the healthy recovery of the child, parent/carer and family. This will help children and families to recover and live healthy and functional lives. The grant will fund consultancy fees and a practice guidance pack.

Amount: £5,900
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Children 1st
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Bridging The Gap 06 Aug 2007

TThe Bridging the Gap project, run by Childrens Playlink, will provide an Inclusive Play Support Worker to support parents and young people aged between 5 and 16 to remove barriers to play that can sometimes exist for children with disabilities. The project will work with play schemes in the area to ensure children with disabilities have an equal number of play opportunities and disabled and non-disabled children playing together becomes standard practice.

Amount: £127,402
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Childrens Playlink
Region: South West
District: South Gloucestershire

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

The Children's Gate Baby Sign Time 19 Sep 2008

The children's gate provide opportunities for active play, to encourage early years development, especially in communication between parents and their children. The project will provide weekly baby sign-language sessions where children between the ages of six and 24 months and their parents will learn to communicate with each other using this technique. The award includes funding for sessional teaching, stationery and equipment.

Amount: £3,718
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Gate
Region: North West
District: Eden District

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

The Children's Gate Sign Time Outreach 18 Feb 2010

This group will use an award to expand its Baby Signing and music sessions to new areas across Cumbria. This will provide access for new mothers and their children to sessions which will improve communication skills amongst one another using music and signing.

Amount: £3,575
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Gate
Region: North West
District: Eden District

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 SCARPA Squad 25 Nov 2010

This project will seek to expand the SCARPA service in Newcastle upon Tyne, through the establishment of a 'SCARPA Squad' of young volunteers. These are individuals who have previously run away from home but who would now like to help other young people by talking about practical things young people can do and by sharing their negative experiences and positive outcomes.

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

Tyne Gateway - Extending the Reach 13 Dec 2011

The Tyne Gateway project will expand work tackling child poverty across North and South Tyneside, and engage around 270 families to raise children's behavioural and educational abilities. A successful pilot to deal with unemployment and lack of skills in the community is being adapted to address wider and more complex issues. 'Family entrepreneurs' will work with families to assess the help and support they need. These entrepreneurs will be from the local community and have experienced similar issues.

Amount: £900,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Children's Society
Region: North West
District: Bury District (B)

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

There is no project name available for this record 05 Oct 2012

The group will research the idea of a supportive employment programme for young people living in Perth and Kinross, who have been involved with the Criminal Justice System. The group will examine how the UK Government's Green Deal initiative can offer skills training for its target beneficiary group.

Amount: £6,800
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action for Children
Region: Scotland
District: Perth and Kinross