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Funded Projects

Free projects for young people aged 10-25

Funded Projects

Tender is lucky enough to currently receive funding from Children in Need, Esmee Fairbairn, John Lyons, City Bridge and Hackney Council to deliver Healthy Relationships projects to young people across London.

As these projects are funded, participant youth settings can receive projects of up to 12 hours at no cost to the setting. Take a look at the current youth ambassador opportunities listed below to see if one of these projects may be suitable for your youth setting.

Current Youth Ambassador Programme Opportunities

Reclaim Project

Reclaim is a 3 year Children in Need funded project. Reclaim is for vulnerable groups of young people from any London borough who are aged 10-18 year olds. They will learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships whilst being encouraged to consider the relationships they have in real life as well as the virtual relationships they have online.

They will then use their knowledge to create a Healthy Relationships Charter and a Peer Learning Resource which will be shared with their peers. Reclaim projects take place over 12 hours and there are 5 free projects available each year to London youth settings.

Project Feedback

"It is so great working with you, our children’s confidence is super charged as a result of this programme – some real lifelong learning and esteem. Extremely grateful"

Enfield Children’s Rights Advocacy Co-ordinator, Enfield’s - Children in Care Council’s Lead Officer

“I have worked in Richmond for nearly 10 years being the voice of the young people and gathering wishes and feelings. Last week’s session was probably one of the most powerful and inspiring 2 hours that I have experienced in all my time here. Throughout the session the young people started to open up about the barriers they face when trying to build relationships, a lot centred around them being in care and how this is a major barrier. Some of the feelings that the young people talked about was so powerful I just wished we could have videoed the whole session to show social workers that this is how young people live and feel on a daily basis. A lot of credit has to go to your 3 workers for allowing that to happen in a safe and positive environment that they have created within the group”

Paul Hayes, Social Care Participation Officer - Achieving For Children - Reclaim 2016

“If I did not come to this I would not have the knowledge I do now or the happiness I feel"

Young Person

Hubs Project

The Hubs Project is a 3 year John Lyons and Esmee Fairbairn funded project. Hubs Projects are for young people aged 13-25 who live in the London boroughs of Harrow, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, City, Camden, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea or Hammersmith and Fulham.

Each year Tender will set up 5 healthy relationships hubs at youth settings in these boroughs. Each hub will take part in 10 workshops that will enable them to identify characteristics of an unhealthy relationship and learn how and where to seek support. The group will then use their knowledge to create and deliver a campaign, performance or resource for their peers. 10 young people will also be able to attend a Peer Mentoring and Youth Facilitation OCN Level 2 accredited course.

For more information about the OCN training go to the Youth Engagement Page.

Project Feedback

"I think this is useful because if this happens to us in the future I will know how to react and what to say"

Young person, Northolt School Hub 2016

"A couple of the students have Social Care involvement. One in particular has said some really positive / interesting things to her social worker about her work with Tender, which is really good - and the SW is v happy too!"

Claire Pott, Assistant Headteacher, Northolt School

“I didn’t realise quite how serious this is among young people, nor did I understand why. Now I do, it’s when young people are first getting involved in relationships and sometimes can’t gauge when actions are abusive and unacceptable”

Young Person

A Place For Everyone

A Place for Everyone is a 2 year Hackney funded project. Tender will work with 15 vulnerable young people in 4 youth settings in Hackney per year to enable them to identify characteristics of an unhealthy relationship and how and where to seek support. They will then create campaigns in their communities and disseminate them to their peers. Staff from the settings will also have the opportunity to receive free training.

Additionally, 2 young people from each setting will also receive training from professionals in Peer Mentoring and Youth Facilitation which is an OCN Level 2 accredited course at the end of the second year.

For more information about the OCN training go to the Youth Engagement Page.

Project Feedback

“Nobody brings abuse upon themselves, society often encourages it. There are so many strains of abuse and sometimes the non-physical abuse can go undetected”

Young Person

“If a girl says no I now know not to try to persuade them - no means no”

Young person, ex-offender

"To lead is good when it comes to a mum with a baby, but when it comes to a loving relationship there shouldn't be a leader or follower because that’s control"

Young person

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