Image above: The Hogarth Centre
Preventing exploitation of young people in Chiswick
The Hogarth Centre in Chiswick is to receive a grant from LB Hounslow. The youth centre is to receive nearly £20,000 to help fund its activities, described as:
‘Targeted intervention work via agreed long term partnership with Chiswick School to prevent exploitation, serious youth violence, criminality, gang activity and anti-social behaviour.’
Until a few years ago the youth club was entirely funded by the Council. Now the trust which runs it has to raise the cash to operate itself, but the ‘Thriving Communities’ grant is an essential part of its funding.
Fifteen organisations awarded funding in all
Hounslow Council has awarded over £300,000 to fifteen voluntary groups as part of its ‘Thriving Communities’ funding.
Among the beneficiaries are six disability centred projects, who have been given nearly £147,000. These include two dedicated to autism, a swimming club for people with dementia, buddying for those isolated through disability and two that alleviate practical issues associated with disability, including the support of carers who may be overwhelmed with related paperwork.
Four projects for young people and families worth nearly £70,000 have also been awarded, including ‘an initiative focused on ending violence against women and girls’ and ‘an innovative partnership’ with RollaDome org, that seeks to increase the employability of young people not in education or employment.
Here is the full list of organisations which have received funding:
Action Breaks Silence: Schools Programme to end violence against women and girls
A project to increase employability and life skills development, with a mix of local people delivering violence against women/girl’s prevention programmes in Hounslow schools.
Amount awarded: £27,861
Benefits: Young people, women, and girls
Autism Hounslow: Getting to know you
Raising understanding of autism and supporting autistic people to live as long, as happy, and as healthily as their peers.
Amount awarded: £14,602
Benefits:Residents with autism and their families
Cultivate London Ltd: Growing in a Circular Economy
Community food growing incorporating the circular economy way of reuse, recycle, repair and share. Establishing active gardening clubs that will be self-sustaining after the project.
Disability Network Hounslow: Better Lives
Listening to what is restricting people’s lives and helping them find ways to overcome their difficulties.
Benefits: Adults with disabilities
Feltham and Hounslow Sea Cadets: Children and families first
Empowering children and families to change their relationship with reusing, repairing, and recycling across the borough of Hounslow.
Amount awarded: £5,000
Benefits:Young People and Families
Hogarth Charitable Trust: Young people support
Targeted intervention work via agreed long term partnership with Chiswick School to prevent exploitation, serious youth violence, criminality, gang activity and anti-social behaviour.
Amount awarded: £18,164
Home-Start: Home-Start Buddies
Enabling and empowering families isolated by disability to access services and their communities through volunteer buddying and befriending.
Amount awarded: £27,625
Hounslow Borough Respiratory Support Group: Health and wellbeing
Supporting residents of Hounslow diagnosed with long-term conditions and their partners/carers.
Amount awarded: £22,960
Benefits: Adults with long term health conditions
Hounslow Swimming Club: Water Activities for Older People including those living with Dementia
The project aims to encourage individuals between the ages of 55 and 90, including those with dementia and their caregivers, to engage in swimming/aquatic exercises and enhance cognitive abilities.
Amount awarded: £29,884
Benefits:Older people and those with dementia
Ivy Ravens Community Club: Hounslow anti-youth violence project
To empower young people aged 12 – 18 by providing them with an opportunity to engage in a positive environment including basketball and mentoring.
Amount awarded: £15,500
Benefits:Young people and families
Let’s Go Outside and Learn: Exploring the River Crane together
Building on the Reclaiming the Riverside project in Cranford, and supporting residents who are isolated and need support taking part in activities.
Amount awarded: £23,622.50
Our Barn Community: Our Barn carers project
Supporting unpaid family carers to navigate disability-related paperwork including preparing for DWP Appeals.
Amount awarded: £30,000
RollaDome All Skate Ltd: Degrees of Opportunity
To support young people not in education or employment to co-create and successfully participate in a multi-agency programme to increase their employability.
Amount awarded: £29,646
Speak Out in Hounslow: Let’s Get Healthier Together
To encourage Hounslow residents with LD &/or autism to take part in activities, become healthier and join the community.
Amount awarded: £29,982
Benefits:Residents with LD and or autism
Transit Community Support CIC: Caring for Carers (Unpaid Carers) Training and empowering unpaid carers to improve their skills and mental health as well as the quality of care they offer to the relatives in their care.
Amount awarded: £8,611
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