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Local Youth Grant Detail

Started on: 07/01/2019 19:16:34

ID: 655

Current Status: Funds Transferred

To be considered at this meeting:
tbc contact Community Area Manager

Current Case Notes

25/02/2019 11:55:53 Funds transferred, please allow up to 28 days for the funds to reach your account.

22/02/2019 14:50:21 BACS Received

21/02/2019 16:39:02 Acceptance Received. Now awaiting BACS detail.

15/02/2019 12:18:18 It was agreed during the Area Board on the 14th February 2019 to award the sum of £1498.00 and on the back of the recommendation from the LYN members

31/01/2019 09:14:19 It was a greed during the LYN on Tuesday 29th January 2019 to award this project the sum of £1498.00 To options were discussed this option was option b Option A is to gain agreement by the AB members to transfer a figure agreed towards this project to make up the shortfall

09/01/2019 10:51:44 Application meets the criteria of the CYG and will be submitted to the LYN on the 29th for recommendation

1. Project title? (Max. 8 words Eg. Tinkleton Village Youth Transport Project)
Lighthouse Mentoring Scheme

2. Project summary: (100 words)
The Lighthouse is having increasing demand for support with mental health and wellbeing. Whilst we have been able to contribute to these areas through our youth club further more focused pastoral care would make a significant impact on young lives particuarly in Kingdown school. We are building and training a team to provide quality mentoring support across formal education in Warminster.

3. Amount of funding required:
£1001 - £5000

4. Which Area Board are you applying to? Not sure? -check on a map

5. What is the Post Code of where the project is taking place?(If the application is for something that will move around to different locations please insert the post code for where it will be based for the majority of the time.)
BA12 9AE

6. Please tell us which theme(s) your project supports:
 Informal education
 Youth work/development
 Employment or training
 1:1/group work
 Community Project
 Community Safety

If Other (please specify)
Social Awareness Diversity Pastoral Care Responsibility Leadership

7. About your project
Please tell us about your project (a strong application will address all of the following):

  • How does your project support local needs and priorities?
  • How have young people been involved in your project so far?
  • How many young people to do you expect to benefit?
  • How will your project be accessible and affordable?
  • How will you encourage volunteering and community involvement?
  • How will you ensure your project is accessible to everyone (Disabled, low incomes, vulnerable, etc.)
  • How will ensure your project is inclusive?
  • How will you work with other community partners?
The local church has known many young people who have needed long term mental health support that they struggle to receive from home or in school. In response to this issue which is a priority in the Joint Strategic Assessment for Warminster the Lighthouse has had some of its volunteers mentoring in Kingdown for the past few years. This has been an invaluable support for the school but the demand for mentoring support and pastoral care has become unsustainable especially as budgets tighten. The Lighthouse seeks to respond to this need by creating a team of initially 12 volunteers match funding with giving their time freely on average 1 hour per week each with a view to grow to provide mentoring and pastoral care for Kingdown school or any other body that works with young people. This requires recruitment professional training safeguarding resourcing and supervision. We want our mentoring scheme to be recognisable and trustworthy. Having worked along the school we also plan to begin an Accompanying project that is working with the most vulnerable Year 6s in Warminster primary schools right through until the end of the first term in Year 7 and Kingdown. The idea is to catch problems and work through them before they become greater ones in secondary school.As part of this work we are providing a safe space for young people to gather in a fun and friendly place for activities and further pastoral support to increase opportunities for young peoples participation and involvement and help them build resilience make positive lifestyle choices to achieve in learning gain independence and ultimately make a successful transition into adulthood. Within this group we also believe in peer to peer support. Trusted young people who are more mature will be given opportunities to serve as peer mentors which involves assisting in the operation of the group as well as mentoring other members. The hope is that young people who have benefited from our support will in turn support others. For the past 5 years the local churches have been running a volunteering project called Breakout which the young people will be a critical part of. Serving others is a important part of our model for taking positive steps forward in our mental health.Inclusivity is a high priority in our organisation and therefore we have an equal opportunities policy. The youth work is accessible for young people all backgrounds beliefs and needs. This is why we meet on a Friday at WAVE. This is a key venue as it is one that the young people already trusted and promotes equal opportunities for those who have no affiliation with church. The leaders and peer mentors are given a mandate to promote respect for others point of views. Both the WAVE and the school have disabled access. We currently support numerous young people with additional educational needs. Our grant application includes a request for funds to subsidise special trips and positive activities for young people coming from families of low income. We will work in connection with the LYN to support other community partners where possible. The project has been created and being sustained by multiple community partners namely the churches.

8. Safeguarding
Please tell us about how you will protect and safeguard young people in your project (You must address all of the following):

  • Please evidence your commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • How do you make sure staff and volunteers understand their safeguarding responsibilities?
  • Are staff and volunteers Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and do you hold a central record of this as well as details of staff references.
  • Who in your organisation is ultimately responsible for safeguarding?
  • How do you ensure that young people are kept safe online when accessing your services?
We have a thorough Safeguarding recruitment procedure that includes vetting training and further support that all staff must complete before committing to the youth work. This is provided and indemnified by Christ Church. Policy can be provided. We have regular team meetings debrief annual appraisals and training sessions to keep up to date with safeguarding responsibilities. All staff will complete a compulsory DBS as part of the recruitment process where Christ Church manages our DBS process and are the keeper of the recruitment records. Paula Thorpe is the safeguarding officer. Our wifi network can be only accessed through a secured password. Our ISP provides filter services. WiltsOnline protects the online services in the WAVE building. Training and Supervision will be provided regularly throughout the year by a professional coach from Fly Higher Coaching in Bath.

9. Monitoring your project
How will you know if your project has been successful?

Team Supervision meetings will allow us to monitor the project throughout the year as well as receiving formal feedback from young people and school. We actively survey evaluation from young people about the services they have received by adopting the model promoted in the Positive Activities for Young People namely UNDERSTAND PLAN DO REVIEW. We will keep evaluation information sheets after group sessions.

10. Finance: if you are a new organisation and don't have accounts leave blank and tick box below

10a. Your Organisation's Finance:

Your latest accounts:

Total Income:

Total Expenditure:

Surplus/Deficit for the year:

Free reserves currently held:

Why can't you fund this project from your reserves:
We dont have any left. We are a volunteer non profit group. Most of our income went to supporting the build of a youth centre in Moldova last summer.

We are a newly formed group and do not yet have published accounts: 

10b. Project Finance:

Part One: *required

Total Project cost help £2390.00  
Total required from Area Board £1890.00

Part Two: Please itemise your project expenditure and project income *required

Itemised Expenditure
eg Materials help
£ Itemised Income
eg Our reserves
£ Income confirmed?
Mentoring Training £20 x 12 people £240.00 Car Wash Fundraiser £400.00
Supervision £15 per session x6 £90.00 Tuck Shop Profit £100.00
Quality Mentoring Resources e.g. Youthscape £200.00 £
Peer to peer Leadership mentoring course materials £100.00 £
Publicity £100.00 £
Hire of WAVE building for group support £960.00 £
Residential & Trips £500.00 £
End of year Celebration £200.00 £
Total £ Total £  

11. Have you or do you intend to apply for a grant for this project from another area board within this financial year?

12. Tick all the Area Boards to which you are intending to apply, including this one (You can apply to a maximum of 3 Area Boards for the same project in a financial year)
 Bradford on Avon
 Southern Wiltshire
 South West Wiltshire
 Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade


Supporting information

Do you have the following (please tick any that apply):
 Child Protection Policy
 Safeguarding Children
 Procedure for dealing with an allegation against a member of staff or a volunteer
 Complaints Procedure
 Public Liability Insurance
 Health & Safety
 Whistle blowing policy
 Internet use policy
 Annual Accounts
 Business/Project Plan (For projects where total project cost is over £50,000)

Legal declaration
 The information on this form is correct, that any award received will be spent on the activities specified.

Evaluation Received 03/11/2014 20:51:40

1.   I confirm that our project was completed in accordance with the conditions of the approved application.

2.   I confirm that all pictures, quotes, receipts and invoices are available for inspection upon request to prove the above.

3.   I confirm Wiltshire Council's financial support was acknowledged in our publicity, printed or website material.
Facebook page and website

4.   Our project was successful in delivering the proposed community benefits.

5.   The grant application process was.

6.   Any further information that you would like to tell us about your project
We have subsequently got internet access to our building which allows us access our online training material and examinations which has so far resulted in 15 cadets passing exams.



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