Team London Small Grants Programme

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you list the ten partners being provided with grants of up-to £10,000 each and outline how they will use the grant to increase the number of volunteering opportunities for young people?


Answer for Team London Small Grants Programme

Answer for Team London Small Grants Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The criteria for the 2014/15 round of Team London grant funding required applicants to demonstrate how they would:

1.    Increase volunteering amongst young people and other groups who may face difficulty in finding suitable opportunities; and/or

2.    Provide more local volunteering opportunities for the wider community to get involved

Successful applications

1.    Timebank

Will match 24 volunteers in one-to-one mentoring relationships with 24 young people aged 16-24, who have been in care.  Mentoring will last for 6 months giving a total of 720 hours of volunteering.

2.    Sutton Community Farm

A farm based buddying scheme that will engage up to 30 new young volunteers over the period of one year,  who will be supported by up to 20 new adult 'Buddy Volunteers' resulting in 2,640 hours of mentoring for young volunteers.

3.    Project Dirt

Will develop their website giving Team London volunteers easier access to a wider range of small locally based Project Dirt community projects. The project aims to increase volunteer numbers by 1,000 resulting in an extra 8,000 hours of volunteering

4.    Foodcycle

The Foodcycle café based in the Bromley by Bow Centre reclaims surplus food and trains local unemployed volunteers to create nutritious meals giving them skills to increase their employability. Foodcycle will recruit 90 x 15-19year old volunteers resulting in 8640 volunteering hours.

5.    The Hebe Foundation

The Junior Apprentice scheme is a successful Business and Leadership project, for all ages.  Funding will allow The Hebe Foundation to involve an additional 24 young volunteers aged 17 years upwards.

6.    Green Corridor

Will engage with an additional 35 volunteers aged 14-25 to transform a redundant allotment near Hatton cross Tube Station resulting in a further 1320 hours of volunteering by young people.

7.    Wide Horizons

Will recruit an extra 300 young volunteers, to transform a 5 acre area in South London into a well-managed woodland.

8.    Space Hive

Matching Civic Crowdfunding community projects with volunteers. The project aims to match several thousand extra volunteers over a wide age range to local projects.

9.    The Maypole Project

Will recruit and deploy an additional 15 adult long term volunteers to support young people  and children with learning difficulties and complex illness's to engage with sporting activities.  This will result in an extra 800 hours of support for clients

10.                        Selfless

Will recruit and train over 200 both young and adult volunteers to become 'London Health Ambassadors' who will share health messages within their communities.