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- 20 Apr 2006
- Latest award date
- 20 Dec 2018
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Running a lunch club once a month and coffee mornings in the Hall to reduce the feelings of isolation.
What Allsorts does: Allsorts provides an inclusive, safe, stimulating and fun environment on a Saturday afternoon during university term times in which participants can try out new sports, build their confidence and social skills, develop teamwork and communication, and improve fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Each session is a mix of three sporting activities run by our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to a very high standard, and participants receive one-to-one support to allow them to participate regardless of their needs. Our expertise allows us to cater to people with very complex, wide ranging, and often profound disabilities, facilitated by the exceptional one-to-one support of our extremely capable volunteers.
Schools Plus - engaging male volunteers 26 Jun 2018
Pilot targeted outreach to male university students, with the aim of increasing the number of male volunteers across School Plus to 100 by April 2019 and reaching a further 300 beneficiaries through tutoring one-to-one and in small groups. In order to effectively design, market, and run these volunteering opportunities, we will seek input from male university students themselves. During May and June 2018 we will hold focus groups to learn from the ideas and experiences of current male volunteers, as well as individuals with little or no social action experience. Using these insights we will develop a tailored recruitment and retention strategy ready for the new academic year in October 2018. We will seek ongoing feedback from all stakeholders as we pilot this approach, and then embed these learnings in order to increase the engagement of male volunteers across our other activities from April 2019 onwards.
Doing, Being, Belonging 07 Jun 2018
We want to increase access to regular meaningful occupations (paid work, positions that will lead to paid work, volunteering or traineeships) for people with learning disabilities and autism.
Grant to Red Kite Family Centre
Parasol Youth Volunteering Programme 15 Oct 2018
We are seeking funding to support the expansion of our Parasol Youth Volunteering Programme for 40+ disabled and disadvantaged young people (10-25yrs) during 2019-20. Inclusivity and equal opportunities are key hallmarks and features of Parasol. Therefore, we also work with young carers, those in care, care leavers and refugees. The funding will enable us to (1) employ sessional staff (Youth Volunteer Enablers) to support the expanded programme and; (2) recruit a part-time Parasol Plus Coordinator to deliver our new Parasol Plus Programme for young disabled adults (19-25yrs). This new post will focus on supporting disabled young adults (Workforce Volunteers) to take part in work experience activities and training both in-house as well as out in the local community. This funding would effectively quadruple volunteering opportunities as it would extend the current programme (from 10 to 46 weeks a year) providing volunteer placements on all of Parasol activities: Choice Days, Play Schemes, After School Club, Youth Club, Dance Group and on our new pilot Workforce Volunteer Parasol Plus Programme. The programme will put scaffolding opportunities in place to help individuals build their capabilities, confidence, identity, self-worth which in turn, helps individuals develop positive relationships and support networks via volunteering.
We will spend the grant in the following ways: Regular horticultural assistance at each Tuesday session, working alongside the teacher and a volunteer, to guide the work in the garden to positive outcomes and help the students with vocabulary and learning Occasional trips out to local sites of garden and wildlife interest - the University Arboretum, The Oxford Botanic Garden, Whytham Woods, Kew Gardens. Occasional workshops with local artists: Drawing from Nature; Photography from Nature; Storytelling from Nature Cooking and food preparation workshops, using food grown and harvested in the garden, supplemented with bought-in food Wildlife workshops looking at the wildlife in the garden and how we can protect it Materials and tools for the horticultural and wildlife work - gardening gloves for each student, seeds and seedlings, bird food and materials for making bird feeders.
Didcot Numskills Challenge 26 Nov 2018
The aim is to address poor levels of mental maths and financial literacy in the Didcot area. We want to do that in three ways: 1) Placing qualified Quest for Learning numeracy tutors in 3 of the most needy schools to support 16 children in each and carry out family outreach. 2) Training 30 staff from the 9 Didcot primary schools and 6 neighbouring village schools to be able to use Numskills and Numskills Money throughout their classrooms and corridors. 3) Holding a Family Outreach Day to invite families to come to play the games and get to grips with mental maths. This would be held on a Saturday in a community centre on the new Great Western Park estate. We would liaise with the Didcot Schools Partnerships, the nearby Aureus School (where we are based) as well as Home Link workers.
Rasing Aspirations for Looked After Children. 16 Nov 2018
This grant will enable us to start to build a supportive network that addresses the emotional well-being and needs of many of the children and young people who are in foster care, edge of care and transitioning out of care. How Populate Co-op will do this is to form an alliance with the Oxfordshire Virtual School for Looked After Children and together we will be providing a year-long programme of activities that looks specifically at supporting looked after children, to raise aspirations and attainment in each child. The grant will allow us to bring together all the key partners across Oxfordshire, from universities, the voluntary, business and local education authority sectors. The money will be spent on bringing in an inspiring and engaging young keynote speaker who will be talking in front of a inclusive audience at the University of Oxford. What Populate learned from the beginning when engaging with the business, academic and the general public, for care leavers was significant. With the support from the Vice Chancellor, County and City Counselors, we felt that there was a cross collaborative approach. We now want to now further develop to help sustain a programme to support Looked After Children for years to come. The only way we can do this is together; we can achieve working cross partnerships, to enable every looked after child to feel that they can engage with education, raising self-esteem and self-confidence closing the gap in low attainment.