Grove Trust Grants
For 2012, The Grove Trust awarded grants of equal value to all three finalist charities that were selected for their outstanding work reaching disengaged or disadvantaged youths and helping them secure work or training placements. Each grant has been awarded for a two year period based on performance and results.
The Grove Trust Grants were awarded to:
Harrow Club W10
Established in 1883, the Harrow Club W10 works with young people in North Kensington and the surrounding local area providing a variety of fun programmes and activities in a safe environment. Many of these young people live in poverty and have become disengaged from school and their families. The Harrow Club W10 work tirelessly to gain the trust of these young people who would otherwise not be contributing positively to society. Our grant will fund the resinstatement of their successful 'Fill the Gap' programme by employing part-time youth workers specialised in helping youths securing job and training placements. For more information please visit www.harrowclubw10.org.
Known for its hugely successful IntoUniversity programme, Clement James expanded to create IntoWork, a one-to-one service providing help with CV and cover letter advice, job searches, interview skills, confidence building, IT support and career & life coaching. Our grant will fund an additional youth worker within the IntoWork programme. Please visit www.clementjames.org for more information.
In addition, Clement James and the Harrow Club W10 have agreed to work together utilizing their strong suits, i.e. The Harrow Club W10 will refer trusted clients to Clement James when appropriate and Clement James will offer their expertise in the job market when appropriate. We believe this cross-fertilization of specialist skills will be mutually beneficial and greatly enhance the prospects of getting many more young people into gainful employment.
Rugby Portobello Trust
Well known in the community, the Rugby Portobello Trust has provided integrated support for the hardest to reach young people in one of the most deprived areas of London for many years. One of the many programmes RPT offer is In2Work, an all round service helping their clients find and sustain employment. Our grant will fund an additional advisor for 18 hours per week in the In2Work programme with the aim of reaching more disengaged young people and getting them into work. Please visit wwwrugbyportobellotrust.org.uk for more information.