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UK Youth and Community Work Policy and Practice Seminars 08 Jan 2018

The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work is a member organisation that represents the interests of academics, educators and researchers in the sector. This grant will support the delivery of a series of seminars to profile current responses involving youth and community work and to encourage collaboration between universities and practice agencies across the UK.

Learning Films: Using the Law for Social Justice 22 Jan 2018

Just for Kids Law delivers holistic, client-led support to children and young people through innovative, community-based legal representation, advocacy and opportunities programme. The organisation drives systemic change through strategic litigation and policy reform. This grant supported the creation of three new films that demonstrate how the law can be used as a tool for social justice. The series reflects on lessons from a legal case concerning young people whose immigration status prevented access to student loans.

Amount: £10,500
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Just for Kids Law
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Taking Organise tools from proof of concept to sustainable model 29 Jan 2018

This grant will provide core support towards an emerging platform that facilitates networking and campaigning related to workers’ rights. The project will focus on building a network of workers, creating organising tools and resources and developing a bank of evidence on the experiences of workers in different sectors.

Amount: £15,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Organise
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Odyssey: Tube stations that connect people as well as places 01 Feb 2018

Alice Sachrajda and Alex Glennie believe that public places could do more to inspire creativity and support people to live well together. They plan to share stories about people living and working in local communities, starting with a pilot in Oval tube station. Working closely with photographers and illustrators, they will collect and exhibit people’s stories about their identities.

Amount: £10,150
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Alice Sachrajda

Illustrious 01 Feb 2018

Hannah Ross will pilot a new approach to arts-based workshops that accommodates the access needs of participants and arts practitioners living with chronic illness. The focus of the workshops will vary, with an emphasis on film throughout. The project will explore how to create a support network for chronically ill people, whilst raising awareness for invisible disabilities.

Amount: £10,200
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Hannah Ross

Careleaves: helping children-in-care to store and access their life stories digitally 01 Feb 2018

Jason and Samara Jones-Hall are foster carers who want to create a digital solution for children-in-care to safely develop, store and access their life stories. They believe this can help solve practical issues, as well as enhancing children-in-care’s sense of identity by allowing them to develop their own life story as an ongoing process. This grant will support consultation and research into policy, legal and technical frameworks.

Hack the Book 01 Feb 2018

Dr Carl Towler is a teacher and academic researcher, concerned with exploring the connection between a young person’s socio-economic background and how they negotiate complexity in a text. Hack the Book is an interactive digital story designed to explore dispositions and attitudes to complexity. Working collaboratively, the objective is for young people to actively engage with ambiguity in fictional settings to support them to develop the skills and understanding needed to manage ambiguity in real-life settings, like the work place.

Amount: £11,800
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Carl Towler

Self-defence through humour: New tools for defending mental health 01 Feb 2018

Dr Amy Pollard will develop a resource to help young people use humour to protect themselves against threats to their mental health. She will develop ideas through workshops that enable young people to design tools that meet their needs. The project aims to help users recognise a wider range of options in how they can respond to difficult situations, and support them to choose between these options with more confidence.

Amount: £12,075
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Dr Amy Pollard

The Social Health App improving the lives of cancer patients. 01 Feb 2018

Careviz is a tech for good company that aims to improve the lives of cancer patients. This grant will support the organisation to develop a free app to help patients to connect with family and friends, monitor symptoms and access wellbeing products.

Amount: £12,150
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Careviz

Capacity building to support expansion 26 Feb 2018

The Young Women’s Trust (YWT) supports young women in England and Wales facing poverty due to unemployment or low paid work. By 2020, YWT expects to support 3,000 young women a year. To support the growth of their coaching service, the grant will help YWT to invest in its infrastructure, focusing in particular administration, volunteer management and evaluation and learning functions.

Dance Umbrella Access Croydon 26 Feb 2018

Dance Umbrella is a London-based international festival with a mission to engage new audiences through contemporary dance. Dance Umbrella will partner with London Borough of Croydon, local young people and organisations to test how to overcome barriers to dance. A new model of grassroots dance will be developed and delivered within its touring framework, founded on learning with participants.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Dance Umbrella
Region: London
District: City of Westminster London Boro

Designing Virtual Youth Work: Young Voices Work 26 Feb 2018

ProMo-Cymru specialises in using digital technology to build positive change with young people their families and their communities. Through this grant, it will research, develop, and share a comprehensive model for digital youth work across its networks in Wales and throughout the UK.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Promo Cymru
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

Testing new methods of engagement and strengthening core functions 26 Feb 2018

Youth Access is the representative body for a UK wide network of 187 Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Services. Through this grant, the organisation will test new methods of engagement with its members and young people and invest in its core functions to increase capacity to influence policy, practice and provision.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Youth Access
Region: London
District: Wandsworth London Boro

Rolling out the iMatter framework 26 Feb 2018

YMCA Derbyshire supports young people who are at risk of homelessness, or who have struggled to engage effectively with mainstream education. The organisation will roll out its strengths-based iMatter framework across its eight housing services. Learning will be used to influence commissioners and support other local and national service providers to replicate the approach.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: YMCA Derbyshire YMCAD
Region: East Midlands
District: City of Derby

Growing with stories 26 Feb 2018

MakeBelieve Arts is a theatre and education charity, offering programmes to develop the creative, communication and literacy skills of children. This project will saturate one school with a myriad of arts-based, storytelling activities to explore the impact on communication, language, comprehension and writing, particularly among pupils experiencing disadvantage.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: MakeBelieve Arts
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

Arcola Community Theatres 26 Feb 2018

Arcola Theatre is renowned for presenting diverse and accessible work. Through this grant, it will develop a robust evidence base for the impact of its community theatre group and create a framework to support current groups to establish independent practice.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Arcola Theatre
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Support for Young Futures' CEO 26 Feb 2018

Young Futures provides accommodation, one-to-one support and therapy to young people leaving care in London. It aims to launch two new services promoting new ways of working with young people with experience of care. This grant will contribute to the salary of the CEO, to manage a step change in the impact of the organisation.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Young Futures CIC
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Increasing delivery and testing a model of growth 26 Feb 2018

Noise Solution delivers music mentoring programmes with young people facing challenging circumstances. This grant will fund co-ordinators to increase and embed delivery in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, whilst testing a model of growth.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Noise Solution
Region: East of England
District: St. Edmundsbury District

Increasing Circle Community’s core operational capacity 26 Feb 2018

Circle Community supports young people in London who are unemployed through a tailored five week work experience programme. This grant will support the salary of a new Director of Operations and Programmes, allowing the CEO to focus on strategic planning.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Circle Community
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Growing influence and strengthening internal systems 26 Feb 2018

Ditch the Label supports young people in the UK, USA and Mexico who have been affected by bullying and prejudice. The grant will allow the CEO to focus on growing the organisation’s influence on policy and practice. It will also support the development of its internal systems.