Building Young Brixton, a consortium of six Lambeth based charities and social enterprises, has successfully secured over £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund.
This money, paid over three years, will see 10,500 hours of support and programmes delivered to over 1,000 young people.
Competing across London with Councils, national charities and housing associations, this innovative partnership has secured the funding for young people in the Central Brixton wards of Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton Hill, Ferndale & Coldharbour.
The consortium is made up of: High Trees, The Baytree Centre, ML Community Enterprise, Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation (IRMO), Ebony Horse Club and Spiral Skills, working together as Building Young Brixton.
Together the charities have over 100 years’ experience serving the communities of Brixton. Coming together to work in partnership in this way, will ensure that the support offered to young people is tailored to their specific interests and needs. It will give a strong cohesion and provide even more effective support.
Building Young Brixton is proud that this innovative way of working has been recognised, and the funding will make sure that resources are targeted at some of Brixton’s most at-risk young people, preventing young people being affected by or engaged in youth violence.
Services delivered over the next three years, include: targeted coaching programmes in schools and community, support services for young women and girls; estate-based after-school provision; social action programmes; sports and wellbeing activities; and careers education programmes & employability support.
More information: Lucia Vinzon, Director Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation. www.irmo.org.uk