Brent’s Poverty Commission Publish its key Findings.
Today (Monday 17 August), Brent’s Poverty Commission delivered its findings, following a six-month review into poverty in the London borough.
It points out 1 in 6 households (17%) live below the poverty line, doubling (to 33%) after housing costs are taken into account. More than 1 in 5 (22%) of children live in poverty, doubling to a startling 43% after housing costs.
The report draws on evidence from residents, politicians and expert local and national organisations and presents powerful first-hand experiences, bringing home what it means to live in poverty in Brent.
Read More of the Commission's key Findings
THE BRENT POVERTY COMMISSION A FAIRER FUTURE Report aimed at Ending Poverty in Brent and seting out important recommendations
DfE update - Out-of-school Settings
Reopening of holiday clubs and OOSS/Funding
As a result of the Prime Minister’s confirmation that holiday clubs and out-of-school settings will now be allowed to reopen during the summer holidays, the DfE published two pieces of guidance on GOV.UK about community activities, holiday and after-school clubs as well as other out-of-school provision.
The DfE released guidance for providers outlining the protective measures that need to be in place to ensure that, from Saturday 4 July, such settings can minimise the risk to children, staff and parents who attend their settings by reducing the risk of infection and transmission of the virus. Also published is advice to parents and carers on the precautions they should be taking if they are thinking of sending their child to any provision over the summer period.
For more see Protective measures document download here
TEACHING DURING THE CORONA PANDEMIC : SHARING GOOD PRACTICE FOR COMMUNITY-LED EDUCATION
YBF In the News
GOLDEN THREAD REPORT - Charity Sector: CASE STUDY
Golden Thread a new report published by APM (The Association for Project Management) and PwC features YBF’s CEO Chris Murray representing the Charity Sector. The third in the series, Golden Threads sets out to identify the size and contribution of project management to UK economic and social activity. For more, please see pages 25 & 26.
Case Study - Young Brent Foundation CEO Chris Murray
Or to download the full report for Free
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FunFitFamilies - Making the News
FunFitFamilies is making headlines with 120 families now signed up. For more information on the members taking part and the locations of where you can join up for FREE see our FunFitFamilies project Page.
Young Brent Foundation Welcomes New CEO
Introducing Young Brent Foundation’s new Chief Executive Chris Murray (MA) who took up the post on May 23rd 2019. YBF are excited and proud to welcome Chris on board and look forward to an exciting and successful future under his leadership ahead. For more please see about Chris please visit our Meet the Team page here.
(GLA) Young Londoner Grant Funding
For a roundup of funding from the Mayor of London including Young Londoners Funding (GLA) please see here
Grants of up to £3,000 for 2018 are now closed.
See below for more on how to apply or to download our application form.
Join 60 Brent Families, getting Fit for FREE
Eight local community organisations, members of Young Brent Foundation, have joined together and offering FREE places to families with inactive 5 to 10-year-olds on the Fun Fit Families programme funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.
Families signing up to the 12-week programme, are fully supported to suit their needs and lifestyles and get FREE access to sports equipment, new ideas for fun and prizes.
Figures show that four out of five primary school children are not getting the recommended amount of daily exercise of 60 minutes a day, and are missing out on the enormous benefits it brings.
The initiative, supported by Sport England, works closely with parents as significant role models helping them to build confidence and help their children get more active with access to shared experiences that are enjoyable, convenient and FREE.
60 families have already signed up to FunFit Programmes operating in Harlesden, Kilburn Stonebridge, Sudbury Willesden Green, Barnhill and Dollis Hill. There are still places left so sign up for your FREE place today.
If this is for you, or someone you know, who you think would benefit from taking part, just get in touch on 0208 912 5839
Join a FunFit Families Programme today and spread the word!
For more information visit www.youngbrentfoundation.org.uk
Small Grant Funding Applications are now in for 2018
Thank you to everyone who applied. Successful members will be notifed and announced after July 30th 2018.
Small Grant Funding is currently open for applications (for YBF members).
Small Grants open: Closing on the 16th July, for decision on the 30th July.
Please Visit the Grants page.
Young Brent Foundation Research
Needs Challenges Opportunities
The report looks at the results of groundbreaking sector-wide research, providing unique insight into the specific Needs Challenges and Opportunities of a vibrant committed community of voluntary organisations, supporting young people across the Borough of Brent.
Sport England Award - Helping Brent Families Get Active
YOUNG BRENT FOUNDATION, on behalf of its members, is delighted to announce being awarded £402,385 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help low income families in Brent get active with their children.