Train mentors to support H&F kids!

Funded on Spacehive 3 September 2021

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Train mentors to support H&F kids!

The Kids Network By The Kids Network

Due to Covid-19, now, more than ever, consistency, and resilience is needed for vulnerable children in Hammersmith and Fulham. We will connect 50 children to mentors for weekly support over one year.

Brackenbury Village Delivery stage

27
backers
£11,119
raised
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This project was funded on 03 Sep 2021!

Due to Covid-19, now more than ever Hammersmith and Fulham’s most vulnerable children need connection and support. Our ever-expanding network means we are able to build meaningful partnerships with primary schools and Family Early Help teams and ensure we reach the hardest to reach children within the community. Through extensive onboarding and ongoing mentor training, we will facilitate child-led, weekly sessions over 12 months. On our refined programme model, each child receives 100 hours of one-to-one support outside the home and school environment. We want to recruit, train and match 50 committed and representative local heroes to mentor to 50 children in Hammersmith and Fulham, providing support through their transition back into the world as lockdown eases, alongside their transition into secondary school. With your support, we can build children’s resilience through positive activities, and re-connect them with their communities whilst supporting child-led goals.

What we'll deliver:

  • Recruit: 50 diverse and representative local heroes
  • Train: Deliver over 10 hours of training for each local hero to become a high-quality mentor
  • Match: Hold child workshops to find & match them to the right mentor, based on what they consider to be representative.
  • 5,000 hours of mentoring: Each pair will embark on a yearlong journey, amounting to 100 hours of support for each child.

Why it's a great idea:

This programme will allow us to invest in the power of London's communities; training local people as high-quality volunteer mentors to deliver safe and consistent time together over 12 months. With a blended programme of face-to-face and digital mentoring we will ensure effective wellbeing support to 50 children throughout the pandemic and beyond! We want to create lasting effects on the children we support and positively impact our mentor’s lives. Most importantly, we will remind these children that they have a community around them that cares.

Steps to get it done:

  • Recruit 50 local heroes
  • Deliver over 10 hours of training to each local hero to become a high-quality mentor
  • Match 50 children to the right mentor, based on their needs and what they consider representative
  • Support each pair in their year long journey of weekly mentoring, amount to 100 hours of individualised support

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Location Brackenbury Village

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Council

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,984

1 Staff Member working 5 days per week on this cohort of mentors for 4 months - £8,660 (79%)
Overseas DBS Checks for 10 Volunteers - £1,200 (11%)
UK DBS Checks for 40 Volunteers - £416 (4%)
Other - £708 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

79%
1 Staff Member working 5 days per week on this cohort of mentors for 4 months
£8,660
11%
Overseas DBS Checks for 10 Volunteers
£1,200
4%
UK DBS Checks for 40 Volunteers
£416
6%
Other Read More
£708
  • Spacehive fees
    £524
  • VAT
    £105
  • Transaction Fees
    £78

Total £10,984

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