We are delighted that on 10 March 2021 oneRichmond awarded 15 grants to the value of £104,100. This will fund local youth projects to deliver activities and services for vulnerable young people across Richmond who have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The funding was made possible thanks to National Lottery players and a £100,000 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The Harlequins Foundation agreed to cover the additional funds required.
At a time when youth organisations are experiencing cuts to services, this is good news.
The Award Panel was made up of representatives from local community stakeholders: Hampton Fund, RPLC, the Council, Richmond CVS, Richmond upon Thames Voluntary Fund, The Harlequins Foundation and four young people, including the Richmond Chair, Children in Care Council.
The Awards are summarised below:
|Applicant Name||Project Summary||Award|
|The Wild Mind Project||Supporting 30 young members of the LBGTQ community’s mental wellbeing through outdoor environmental and art activities||£9,600|
|TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People||Providing short-breaks, day trips and Parkour sessions for young people with additional needs and young carers.||£10,000|
|MTV Youth Hampton||Training Young Leaders in peer mentoring to support other young people to improve their confidence and emotional well-being.||£5,500|
|OK Music Trust||Providing online music therapy and art groups for isolated young people with learning difficulties and disabilities to improve their mental well-being.||£6,200|
|Art & Soul||Providing creative workshops for children in care and those seeking mental health treatment to improve their mental wellbeing.||£9,900|
|Skylarks||Delivering four six-week resilience courses to benefit 16 young people with a learning/physical disability, improving self-confidence and resilience.||£3,200|
|Action-attainment CIC||Supporting neuro-diverse young people to re-engage with sports sessions & provide flexible mentoring and specialist support to encourage new attendees.||£8,900|
|Grass Roots Forest School||Developing an outdoor learning site with students at Malden Oaks pupil referral unit to enhance their wellbeing and mental health.||£10,000|
|Activate Wellbeing Hub||Combining fitness and mentoring to engage with young people who do not have the resources or confidence to join other activities.||£8,900|
|Let’s Go Outside and Learn||Engaging young people in a nature-based social action project using local parks.||£7,400|
|DS Sports Club||Delivering football and mentoring programme ‘Out the Mud’ to up to 60 vulnerable young people.||£9,800|
|Multicultural Richmond||Offering additional one-to-one tutoring for young people in particular need of additional education support.||£2,300|
|Horse Rangers Association (Hampton Court) Ltd||Supporting six young people to participate in the Supporting Families riding programme.||£4,000|
|Off The Record (Twickenham)||Providing a helpline for young people and their carers to complement the current crisis counselling support offered.||£4,800|
|Kick London||Delivering mentoring sessions for pupils at Christ School and Teddington.||£7,500|