As well as delivering our core education offer, Lapwing also plan, lead and implement additional education projects which are funded by grant making organisations. These projects always have a specific focus and clearly defined outcomes and either enable us to provide an enhanced offer to our current cohort (for example through our Summer Interventions Programme), or allow us to reach even more young people who are in significant need of specialist intervention.
The most recent projects we have delivered, and the associated grant making organisations we have worked with, are listed below:
Minding The Gap 2017-19 (funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery). The project provides targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk aged 15-25 to gain and sustain employment and education. These young people are unemployed, economically inactive, facing significant barriers to accessing education, employment or the community and currently experiencing or at risk of social isolation.
Summer Intervention Programme 2017 (funded by The Seckford Foundation and The Bluebell Fund). This programme enabled selected young people in Suffolk, deemed at risk of isolation or regression in terms of mental health, youth crime, substance misuse and educational engagement, to maintain their current progress with Lapwing throughout the summer holiday period.
Performance Stories 2016-17 (funded by Hope House and Gippeswyk Educational Trust and part funded by local schools in Ipswich and surrounding areas). Using drama and storytelling as a vehicle, the 12 week project for students aged 11-15 years of age and at risk of regression or exclusion was designed to build self-confidence, character and resilience culminating in a performance of ‘their story’ to their families, friends and school staff.
Educate & Liberate 2015-17 (funded by Bailey Thomas Charitable Fund, The Sobell Foundation and Gippeswyk Educational Trust). Working in liaison with LD CAMHS this fund enabled Lapwing to provide targeted support for young people with both significant learning difficulties and mental health issues.
Teen Expectations 2015-17 (funded by Suffolk Coastal District Council). This project focused on the delivery of bespoke educational support and provision to young mothers and fathers to be as well as those who had recently become parents.