Here is a list of all School Holiday Activity Fund Grants recently approved by the Trustee. For more in depth descriptions of some of the projects we have funded you can find case-studies under each of our Programme Areas
School Holiday Activity Fund Grants approved in 2015
- Summer Holiday
APPLE – apple-play.com
£5,000 – Towards multi-activity sessions in the summer holidays
Acton Park Play Leisure Events (APPLE) deliver high quality activities for children and young people aged 8-18 from its base in Acton Park called the Art Block. This grant is towards its multi activity programme over the summer holiday which includes sports, art, gardening, cooking, outdoor play, trips and community family events.
Ansar Youth Project – ansaryouth.org.uk
£4,960 – Towards the summer programme
Ansar Youth is a BME youth club working with young people from Brent and the surrounding boroughs. This grant is for a two week summer programme which includes ten drop in sessions, social action workshops run by Save the Children, a sports day, a picnic, a monopoly scavenger hunt through London and teamwork and leadership workshops. The 20 young people with the highest participation also get to go to Thorpe Park.
Art Against Knives – artagainstknives.com
£5,000 – Towards creative workshops for Dollis Dolls: The Book
Art Against Knives works with at-risk young people in Barnet affected by knife crime and facilitates creative opportunities to help them secure employment, education or training. This grant supports a series of creative workshops for young females from Dollis Valley estate who will create a book showcasing the Dollis Dolls Nail Bar, its participants and the community. Workshops will be delivered by creative professionals and include street photography, fashion and nail art.
Baraka Youth Project – barakayouth.org
£5,000 – Towards a trip to Hindleap Warren
Kensington & Chelsea
Baraka is a small community organisation based in North Kensington. This grant is to take a group of 30 young people from the Golborne estate to London Youth's activity centre in Hindleap Warren in East Sussex.
Barnet Community Projects – barnetcommunityprojects.com
£4,800 – Towards Lunch Club outings during the school holidays
Barnet Community Projects is an innovative community led youth programme in Barnet which runs from the renovated Rainbow Youth and Community centre. This grant is to take children from the Lunch Club on one outing per school holiday, and two in the summer holiday. Outings will include trips to Forest school, Lee valley park farm, Kentish town city farm, and bowling.
Barnet Refugee Service – b-r-s.org.uk
£4,950 – Towards the Myths & Legends workshops
Barnet Refugee Service is a well-respected organisation working with mainly unaccompanied minors. The Myths and Legends project will run for six weeks and include music workshops, photography classes, creative storytelling and mask making. Trips will organised to the British Museum and the Harry Potter Tour.
Brent Play Association – brentplay.org
£5,000 – Towards an integrated summer play scheme
Brent Play Association is the main provider of play activities for both disabled and non-disabled children in Brent and has state of the art equipment. This request is for an integrated summer play scheme, utilising its minibuses and the John Lyon Narrow boat to offer children with special needs a wide variety of daily activities including arts and crafts, cooking, sports, free play, games and trips off site.
Britsom – britsom.org
£4,700 – Towards Creative Minds summer activities
Britsom is a Gold Standard Supplementary school and youth project working with a variety of communities in Barnet. This grant is towards the Creative Minds summer project that delivers a full programme of outdoor and indoor activities from Britsom's base in a Methodist church in Mill Hill. The programme delivers arts and crafts, sports and games and two trips to national parks for young Somalis who have limited experience of Britain outside London.
Calthorpe Project – calthorpeproject.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards summer holiday play activities
The Calthorpe Project provides a garden at the heart of Kings Cross for the local community to access outside space. This grant is towards a summer holiday programme for children aged 5-14 and their families. Activities wil include caring for a vegetable garden, bug hunting, pond dipping, bee workshops, arts & crafts sessions using recycled materials, imaginative and creative play, sports on the 5-a-side pitch and games.
Camden Arts Centre – camdenartscentre.org
£3,660 – Towards clay and performance summer classes
Barnet, Brent, Camden
Founded in 1965 and housed in the Grade II listed former Hampstead Central Library building, Camden Arts Centre is a world class contemporary visual arts space dedicated to engaging with the highest calibre artists from across the international arts scene. This request is towards Clay and Performance summer holiday courses in July and August 2015 for up to 96 young people aged five-11.
Castlebar School – castlebar.ealing.sch.uk
£5,000 – Towards the Life Long Skills programme
Castlebar School is a Maintained Special School in Ealing catering for students with complex moderate to severe learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders. This grant supports a two week on-site summer holiday programme where 45 children will benefit from a range of activities. Castlebar staff will be supported by specialist workers from Winchmore Camp to deliver educational activities, sports, group activities and games.
Centre for Armenian Information and Advice – caia.org.uk
£2,050 – Towards an outing to Thorpe Park
The Centre for Armenian Information and Advice runs a community centre in Acton for the Armenian community. The Centre has a quality mark with both the NRC and London Youth, is voluntarily registered with OFSTED and is one of the key Armenian groups in the country. This grant contributes to its three-week summer programme with arts and crafts, sport, music and dance activities, outings to local parks and a trip to Thorpe Park.
Dalgarno Trust – dalgarnotrust.org.uk
£4,500 – Towards the Summer Programme 2015
Kensington & Chelsea
Dalgarno Trust is a community development organisation providing a range of local services including health, enterprise, employment learning and education to the North Kensington community. This grant is to support Dalgarno's 2015 summer programme. Up to 70 young people will benefit from a range of drop-in activities including breakfast club, arts and crafts, sports tournaments (football, table tennis and 'Junior Olympics’), a cinema trip and day trips to local parks and attractions including Thorpe Park.
Fitzrovia Youth in Action – fya.org.uk
£4,400 – Towards the FYA summer programme
Fitzrovia Youth in Action is a Camden based youth organisation founded in 1997. This grant supports two aspects of its summer programme: Dance workshops will be provided throughout the six weeks of the summer holiday, and groups of young people will also be taken on a residential to Woodrow House near Amersham, a popular outdoor centre run by London Youth for their members.
Flash Musicals – flashmusicals.co.uk
£4,600 – Towards summer holiday performing arts and musical theatre workshops
Flash Musicals is a key voluntary sector organisation in Harrow. It delivers arts activities to young people and a wide range of services to the local community. This grant supports the running of performing arts workshops over a two week period in the summer holiday which will culminate in a performance. Up to 130 young people are expected to attend.
White City Youth Club
£5,000 – Towards holiday drop-in activities
Hammersmith & Fulham
White City Youth Club serves the White City and Wormholt areas of Hammersmith & Fulham. This grant will provide a six-week holiday programme of high impact activities for up to 60 local young people. Activities will include go-karting, paint balling, jet skiing, Go Ape, water slides, Thorpe Park, shark snorkelling at the London Aquarium and the O2 climb.
Hestia Housing & Support – hestia.org
£5,000 – Towards the summer play scheme for children and their mothers
Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow
Hestia provide vital support and services to adults and children across London. Some of its key services include helping survivors of domestic abuse, anti-human trafficking services and drug and alcohol support. This grant is for a summer holiday playscheme for children living with their mothers at Hestia's domestic abuse refuges. Activities will include arts and crafts, sports, trips to local services, parks and the zoo.
Holborn Community Association – holborncommunity.co.uk
£3,125 – Towards the Taking Families Beyond the Familiar project
Holborn Community Association provides accessible, affordable services for education, leisure, sport, health, well-being and social welfare to people living in Camden. This grant contributes towards a five week summer programme of activities including sports, visits to museums and creative arts workshops combined with outdoor family trips. Up to 155 children will benefit. Planned trips include Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, London Wetland Centre, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court and Brighton beach.
Ignite Trust – ignitetrust.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards holiday activities for young people in Harrow
Ignite Trust works with at-risk and disadvantaged young people aged 13-24 in Harrow and is one of the leading youth providers in the borough. This grant contributes towards the costs of a summer programme which includes a Peer Leadership Development Programme that will train 15 young people in youth work skills; a programme of activities for up to 300 young people including sports, day-trips, team games, skills development workshops (e.g. music, dance, sport); and a weekend residential trip for c.20 young people.
Kings Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association (KCBNA) – kcbna.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards summer holiday youth activities
KCBNA runs three community centres and provides a diverse youth and sports programme for young people living in King's Cross. This grant is towards a variety of activities for local young people. Activities will include workshops in graffiti, photography, knife crime awareness, drugs and alcohol awareness, paintballing, fishing, a trip to the seaside and Thorpe Park. In addition there will be accredited training sessions in Food Hygiene and First Aid and a residential trip to Centre Parcs.
Kingsgate Community Association – kingsgatecommunitycentre.org.uk
£2,000 – Towards cooking and art workshops
Kingsgate Community Centre serves families living in and around Kilburn providing them with a range of community activities including a pre-school, drop-in service for mothers with babies and toddlers, exercise classes, and arts and crafts. This grant contributes towards cooking and arts workshops during the summer holiday which will bring in an Art tutor, Chef tutor and assist with additional equipment, art materials and food for the workshops.
Living Way Ministries – livingwayministries.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the summer programme
Living Way Ministries is a very small Church and community organisation that delivers a variety of services on the Colindale estate in Barnet. Living Way is one of the few community initiatives with broad based support that deliver local activities. This grant supports a summer programme that will deliver indoor and outdoor activities as well as trips to museums and the countryside. All the children will also benefit from a healthy meal each day.
Log Cabin – logcabin.org.uk
£4,900 – Towards Youth2gether trips
Log Cabin provides year-round out of school services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. Log Cabin services usually end at age 16; this grant supports the Youth2gether project which is targeted at the 16+ age group to provide activities and trips for older young people with disabilities. Eight trips will be organised over the summer holiday with a high staff to participant ratio to support the young people, and will include go-karting, bowling, cinema, Thorpe Park and the London Eye.
London Borough of Ealing – Horizons Education & Achievement Centre
£1,800 – Towards summer arts activities for Looked after Children
Horizons Education & Achievement Centre is a resource supported and funded by Ealing Social Services and Ealing Youth & Connexions Service. It is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team made up of youth workers and teachers whose main focus is improving the outcomes for Looked After Children and care leavers. This grant is towards holiday arts activities including a workshop with the National Theatre, Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre, Youth Film Academy, dance and photography workshops and a trip to the theatre.
London Sports Trust – londonsportstrust.org
£4,800 – Towards the Active Kids holiday scheme
Hammersmith & Fulham
The London Sports Trust delivers on-site sports programmes and life-skills training at housing estates and youth clubs for young people aged 8-18. This grant is for the ‘Active Kids’ summer holiday scheme, with user-led sports activities, team-building and arts and crafts provided on four West London estates. 140 young people will participate, with volunteering and training opportunities available to older beneficiaries.
London Tigers – londontigers.org
£5,000 – Towards sports projects
London Tigers is a youth organisation that works to increase the participation of BAMER communities in sport. This grant supports the provision of a range of physical activities for up to 100 children and young people in Ealing during the summer holidays. Activities will be available from 9am – 9.30pm and its usual evening sessions will continue to be on offer. Sessions will focus on football and cricket as well as taster sessions in badminton, basketball and dodgeball. There will also be a day trip to the seaside and a Sports Day.
Maiden Lane Community Centre – maidenlanecommunitycentre.org
£5,000 – Towards the summer holiday play scheme
Maiden Lane is a well-established Community Centre providing a range of education, health, arts and play services in Camden. This grant supports a Summer Holiday Play Scheme for children and young people from Maiden Lane, St Pancras Way, Agar Grove Estate and Elm Village. Drop-in arts and sports activities will be delivered to more than 120 children and young people.
Midaye Somali Development Network – midaye.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards a trip to the Isle of White for parents and children
Kensington & Chelsea
Midaye is a successful Somali female led organisation based at the Westway. It delivers a variety of services to all communities including a supplementary school. This grant is for a family activity trip to the Isle of Wight. Midaye will take 84 young people from poorer communities in North Kensington on a trip to Parents Get Lost, the world's largest provider of children activity breaks.
Octavia Foundation – octaviafoundation.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards a residential trip and tutor costs
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Octavia Foundation operates a youth space based in Pimlico which is the only local space that is open in the evenings for young people and is a safe space to relax, get a hot meal and enjoy themselves away from their home environments. This grant supports the existing summer holiday programme with a residential trip to a farm located just outside of London. A group of 15-20 children aged 7-13 years will go away for three days and two nights and will participate in a range of activities including nature walks, arts and crafts, cooking and exploration games.
Pascal Theatre Company – pascal-theatre.com
£5,000 – Towards holiday drama classes
Pascal Theatre Company delivers after-school drama classes for children in Camden at the St Pancras Community Centre. It presents plays and site specific community events. This grant supports the delivery of drama classes for local children aged 5-12 during the summer holiday and ends with a shared performance. Up to 40 children and young people will benefit.
Pimlico Toy Library – pimlicotoylibrary.org
£4,900 – Towards the school holiday play programme
Pimlico Toy Library provides a drop-in programme of play and toy-loan services throughout the year for local parents and carers living in the Churchill Ward of Westminster. It is open six days a week for the 0-5s and during the school holidays for the 0-8s. This grant supports its school holiday provision in the Summer, February and Easter holidays. In the Summer there will be music sessions and art sessions as well as trips to places like the Aquarium, Mudchute Park, Chelsea Physic Garden and the V&A; in February there will be cooking sessions; and at Easter there will be an African experience.
Plot 10 Community Play Project
£5,000 – Towards the summer play scheme
Plot 10 operates a school programme consisting of breakfast club, school drop off and pick up and after school provision including a homework club and arts and sports activities in the Somers Town ward of Camden. This grant is to add to its existing school holiday provision by providing day trips for 40 children to Chessington World of Adventures and 40 children to Woburn Safari Park. Plot 10 will also extend its term-time breakfast club to allow provision over the summer holiday for those accessing its drop-in activities.
Pursuing Independent Paths W9 – piponline.org.uk
£4,990 – Towards summer holiday day trips and activities
Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
PIP W9 supports young adults with a wide spectrum of learning disabilities with their transition into adulthood. As PIP follows the academic calendar, sessions are not usually delivered during the school holidays. This grant allows PIP to run a wide range of trips and activities over the summer holiday including visits to museums, a trip to Brighton and exercise (dance and cycling) sessions. Up to 30 PIP students will benefit.
Queen’s Crescent Community Association – qcca.org.uk
£4,200 – Towards holiday activities
QCCA provides services and facilities that improve the quality of life for people living in Gospel Oak and Haverstock wards in Camden. This grant is towards activities in the Summer holiday (five weeks) and October and February half-terms. There are three strands to the project: 'This girl can' which focuses on increasing participation amongst girls in sport; 'GO Studio' provides the opportunity for young people to gain AQA accreditations and Arts Awards in working in a music studio including music production and lyric writing workshops; and 'Go Dome' which provides sports and other physical activities three times a week.
Salusbury WORLD – salusburyworld.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the summer holiday club
Salusbury WORLD provides integrated educational, social and practical support for refugee, asylum seeking and vulnerable migrant children, young people and their families. This grant contributes towards the summer holiday club where up to 50 children and young people will participate in a range of drop-in sessions including music, arts and cookery activities, table tennis and circus workshops at St John's Wood Adventure Playground.
Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre – samuel-lithgow.co.uk
£1,950 – Towards the Life Long Skills programme
Samuel Lithgow is one of the best youth and community facilities in Camden and was the first youth club in London to achieve the London Youth Gold standard Quality Mark. This grant goes towards the delivery of the Life Long Skills Programme aimed at children and young people aged 10-19 years old. A total of 20 workshops will be delivered in T-Shirt design, Beauty Therapy and Hygiene, Life Coaching Skills and Healthy Eating and Cooking. The Life Long Skills Programme will complement the existing youth provision delivered at Samuel Lithgow. A total of 120 children and young people will benefit.
Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children’s Centre – shepherdsbushfamiliesproject.org
£5,000 – Towards summer programme activities
Hammersmith & Fulham
Shepherds Bush Families Project (SBFP) works with families who are homeless or living with an unmet housing need to promote the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of infants, children and young people. John Lyon’s Charity currently funds SBFP’s on-site holiday activities, and this grant is towards the cost of trips out of London including trips to the sea side and family trips to places of interest. These kinds of activities are particularly important for the families using the services of SBFP who have very limited resources.
Somali International Youth Development
£5,000 – Towards the summer Soccer Camp
Somali International Youth Development (SIYD) is a small Somali youth organisation based in Brent and the chair of the group acts as the UK representative of the Somali Olympic Committee. This grant to run an intensive five week summer football camp for 60 young people from Stonebridge and Harlesden.
Somali Youth Development Resource Centre – sydrc.org
£5,000 – Towards the SYDRC summer programme
Somali Youth Development Resource Centre is one of the best run Somali organisations in the country and is the lead Somali partner of the GLA and The Metropolitan Police. This grant covers full costs of its summer programme that delivers a variety of activities. The programme will be led and decided upon by the young people themselves, but will include arts activities including spray painting, DJ workshops, dance and video making. Sports will include rock climbing, kayaking, self-defence for young women. Trips will include camping and bush craft, coasteering and sea fishing.
Somers Town Community Association – somerstown.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the Somers Town summer programme
Somers Town Community Aassociation has been a key local facility in Somers Town for decades. This grant is for a youth led comprehensive summer activity programme. Whilst the majority of activities will be delivered in Camden, the programme will also include a trip out of London.
St Andrew’s Club – standrewsclub.com
£5,000 – Towards the four week summer programme
St Andrew's Club is the world's oldest youth club. It has a comprehensive summer programme in and out of Westminster with daily activities for four weeks including Go-karting, swimming, crazy golf, archery, Masterchef, Limbo dancing, waterbomb fight and day trip to Brighton.
St John the Evangelist, West Hendon
£4,900 – Towards youth project holiday activities
St John the Evangelist works within the community and alongside other faith groups to strengthen community cohesion. It provides a community run pre-school, a Caribbean community group and an afterschool provision linked with Parkfield School. This grant supports its summer holiday programme which will offer a range of positive, healthy activities for local young people. Activities will include pool, table tennis, arts and crafts and sports, there will be a weekly trip out (swimming / bowling / Laser Planet), and on Fridays there is the Mosaic ART project.
Steel Pan Trust – steelpantrust.com
£4,120 – Towards children’s drop-in steelpan classes
Steel Pan Trust is a small charity which aims to advance the appreciation of steelpan through tuition and public performances, and offers a range of popular activities offered for children and young people. It organises Classorama, an annual schools steel pan competition part funded by John Lyon’s Charity. This grant is for a summer holiday drop in steelpan class five days a week at the Cowgate day centre in Greenford. Children will learn rhythmic scale and two songs they will be able to perform at the end of the project.
Stonegrove Estates Youth Project
£5,000 – Towards the Stonegrove summer programme
Stonegrove Youth Project is the last youth club in North West Barnet and is a project of the local church and local resident and tenants associations. The estate is being rebuilt so is currently not a safe place for young people to play. This grant is for a comprehensive programme of trips and off-site activities which will be determined by the young people themselves through a questionnaire. The programme will run in all the school holidays across the year.
Strength in Horses – sihequinetherapy.org
£5,000 – Towards the delivery of two Horse Camps
Strength in Horses uses qualified clinical psychologists alongside trained horse professionals to offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to vulnerable children and adults with social and behavioural difficulties and mental health needs. This grant is to support two Horse Camps for children and young people aged 11 - 19 years with SEN during the summer holiday. Horse Camp provides fun and educational activities to encourage self-reflection and team work in an informal way. 16 to 20 children and young people will benefit from the Camps, depending of the SEN level and support required.
Sufra NW London – sufra-nwlondon.org.uk
£2,960 – Towards the Food Academy
Sufra is a new charity in Brent and is the first Muslim led food bank and community project working with poorer people from all communities (the majority are non-Muslim). Sufra now is expanding and now runs a Food Academy and healthy eating project. This grant supports the delivery of a Food Academy course for young people in Stonebridge and St Raphael’s estate. Young people will take part in a week long accredited course during the summer holidays under the tutelage of a professional chef. Young people who complete the programme will be rewarded with a day trip to Thorpe Park.
Talacre Action Group – camden.gov.uk/talacre
£2,600 – Towards day trips during the summer holiday
Talacre Play Centre provides after-school and holiday provision to children aged 5 to 12 years in Kentish Town. This grant is to provide two day-trips to Chessington World of Adventures which will complement Talacre's existing holiday programme. This will benefit 70 children who may not have left their local area and who would not normally be able to access these experiences due to the cost.
The Screen Film Community – thescreencommunity.com
£5,000 – Towards the Summer Screen School
The Screen Film Community provides professional film and television training to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Courses delivered prepare attendees for apprenticeship positions in the industry and teach them how to create their own content. This grant supports a seven week drama filmmaking workshop in Westminster. Up to 20 participants will be trained in screenwriting, production skills, camera technique, directing, film shooting and editing.
Urban Partnership Group – upg.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the Masbro Youth Club summer activities
Hammersmith & Fulham
Urban Partnership Group runs the Masbro Youth Club, a popular youth club in Shepherd's Bush. This grant is for a four week summer programme with a mix of drop-in activities and a weekend residential. Activities will include water sports, trips to Chislehurst caves and Thorpe park, a robotics workshop and first aid training. The programme will be available three days a week benefiting up to 50 young people aged 13-19 years.
Venture Community Association – venturecentre.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the sports programme and various trips
Kensington & Chelsea
Venture Community Association is based on the Wornington Green estate in North Kensington and provides facilities including a nursery, playgroup, after school club and one of the UK’s oldest adventure playgrounds. This grant will complement its existing holiday provision delivered to 520 children who attend the Adventure Playground. Activities will include drop-in boxing and gymnastics sessions and day trips to the London Eye, London Dungeon, Tower of London, a West End theatre show, ice skating and a trip to the seaside. Activities will take place across the Summer holiday, Autumn and Spring half-terms and Easter holiday 2016.
Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust – watfordfccsetrust.com
£5,000 – Towards summer football and multi-sport courses
Watford FC runs a variety of children’s and youth services including the Ceders Youth Club and Kicks programmes throughout Harrow. This grant is for a comprehensive programme of indoor and outdoor sports and activities programme at Cedars during the summer holiday.
Westbourne Park Family Centre – westbourneparkfamilycentre.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the Club Xpress holiday club
Westbourne Park Family Centre provides a range of services and activities for people living in the Westbourne Ward of North Westminster. This grant contributes towards the Club Xpress Holiday Club during half-term holidays (October 2015, February and May 2016). The club runs from Wednesday - Friday each half-term and there is capacity for 45 children aged 5-11 each week. Activities will include sports, dance, games, arts and crafts and the very popular bouncy castle. There are also trips to places like the London Transport Museum or London Zoo.
Westside School – westsideschool.org.uk
£5,000 – Towards the Westside Summer School
Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Westside School offers a chance for vulnerable students aged 13-16 a chance to get back on track in education. This grant contributes towards the Westside Summer School that will run four days a week for four weeks of the summer holiday. It is open to both existing Westside Students and others that have been referred by local youth clubs, other agencies or parents. Unit accredited qualifications and activities will be offered to the young people aged 14-18 to be used as level 1 passes when applying to college. Activities will include motor mechanics, hair and beauty, music, careers advice, movie club, arts and crafts.
Winchester Project – thewinch.org
£4,900 – Towards the summer play scheme
The Winchester Project (or The Winch) is one of the oldest and best established youth clubs in Camden offering a variety of services activities for children and young people aged 0-25. This grant contributes towards a comprehensive summer programme that will provide a drop-in play scheme for four to 12 year olds from 9am to 6pm. It is called 'People who help us' and each week will be themed around the Police, Doctors, Nurses and the army etc. The programme will also include trips both outside and inside London.
- October Half-term
artsdepot – artsdepot.co.uk
£4,100 - Towards a creative club night for young people with learning disabilities in the October half-term
Barnet, Brent, Camden, Harrow
artsdepot is an award winning arts organisation and cultural hub with an extensive outreach programme for young people. This grant contributes to the cost of running the Clive Club night, a fun and inclusive evening of creative workshops including open mic, immersive theatre, DJ-ing, craft and performance for 150 young people with physical and learning disabilities. Participants will be given an opportunity to develop social skills and their sense of identity through interaction in a safe and structured environment.
Avenues Youth Project – avenues.org.uk
£4,400 – Towards a daytime programme of creative activities during the October half-term
Avenues Youth Project provides a range of out of school activities and youth clubs to young people with complex social needs in Queen's Park. This grant will enable staff to keep the club open during the half-term holiday, providing sports and creative activities as well as healthy lunches and cinema and bowling trips. The budget includes purchasing table tennis equipment and a t-shirt making press, adding lasting value with long-term resources.
Sands End Youth Club
£5,000 – Towards the October half-term programme of day trips
Hammersmith & Fulham
Sands End Youth Club works with challenging young people aged 11-21 and delivers educational and fun activities in the Sands End ward. This grant is for a variety of activities during the half-term, including go-karting, oxygen freejump, paintballing, a Go Ape woodland experience and trip to Thorpe Park. Up to 150 young people will be offered day trips, in addition to activities and sports tournaments held at the club throught the October half-term week.
Marylebone Bangladesh Society
£1,650 – Towards activities during the October half-term
Marylebone Bangladesh Society is an established grassroots group providing advice and information services, youth clubs and inclusive activities for its diverse BME community. This grant is towards a programme of activities that will engage 60 young people, delivering separate boys and girls sessions including healthy eating, sports competitions, cinema trips, bowling and ice skating.
Parents of Ealing Self Help Training Scheme (P.E.S.T.S.) – pests-ealing.org.uk
£3,000 – Towards social events and activities during Christmas 2015 and the February and May 2016 school breaks
P.E.S.T.S. supports families and young people with complex needs or disabilities, offering play and support sessions, family fun days and a specialist toy library. This grant will facilitate trips to soft-play area Heathrow Gym in the February half-term, a swimming trip in May and a Christmas party for 60 young people with multiple disabilities. Trips will include siblings of young people, enabling family days out that are often impossible for isolated families with practical and financial restrictions.
Refugee Youth – refugeeyouth.org
£4,775 – Towards a young women and girls' dance and healthy lifestyle programme in the October half-term and Christmas holiday
Refugee Youth works with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, including unaccompanied minors and asylum-seekers, creating valuable networks and communities of support. This grant supports its October half-term programme for 120 young women and girls which will include dance, fitness, healthy eating and wellbeing, in addition to day trips and workshops over the Christmas break in filmmaking, art, music and photography.
St Michael's Youth Project – smpyp.org
£5,000 – Towards a fun day-trip to Blackpool and Lytham St Annes in the October half-term
St Michael's Youth Project provides educational, recreational, leadership and personal development activities for young people in Stonebridge during holidays and weekends. This grant will provide a fun day excursion to Blackpool and Lytham St Annes for the cohort participating in the half-term music programme.
- Christmas Holiday
Kentish Town Community Centre – ktcc.org.uk
£4,515 – Towards drop-in activities and day trips in each break between Christmas 2015 and summer 2016
Kentish Town Community Centre is an established community hub reaching the most disadvantaged and socially isolated in its area. This grant contributes towards the venue, equipment and staff costs of its 'Positive Activities for Young People' programme. The programme will engage young people in sports (with a focus on girls), arts, media, music, go-karting and outdoor activities and will employ specialist sessional staff including graffiti artists and sound engineers. Up to 200 young people will benefit.
One Youth Dance – oneyouthdance.com
£850 – Towards the Winter Sharing dance performance in December 2015
One Youth Dance runs weekly dance classes from the Granville Youth Centre in Brent and works to champion diversity, inspire change and give all young people a voice through dance. The group has engaged 400 young people aged 11-21 since it was established in 2011 and operate a bursary scheme to ensure inclusivity. This grant contributes to the costs of staging two performances which will showcase the hard work and progress young people have made over the last few months.
Paddington Arts – paddingtonarts.org.uk
£4,500 – Towards a four week Summer School in 2016 including a residential farm stay
Paddington Arts is a committed group running creative arts workshops in dance, drama, singing, new media, carnival arts and steel pan for young people aged 6-26, including specialist provision for young people with disabilities. This grant supports 30 of its most vulnerable beneficiaries to attend the Summer School where they will increase their self-esteem, raise confidence and learn new skills through creative arts workshops, sports and trips. A week-long residential stay at Paddington Farm in Somerset will provide opportunities for outdoor play, animal management, harvesting, planting, building shelters, making fires and a range of fun open-air sports.