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12 December 2014

Friday 12 December

City Hall on Thursday 11 December was once again the venue for City Pitch where six groups of young people from our member clubs pitched for up to £1,000 towards their social action project. City Pitch’ is a joint initiative with the Santander Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for London delivered in partnership with London Youth.

As always there was a wide range of projects on display and each of the groups impressed the panel with their presentation skills and preparation. Details on the projects and how much they were awarded is below:

Baraka Youth, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – The young people will work with an Art and Design charity in order to implement an environmental project to improve neglected spaces in the area. Awarded £1,000
Baytree Centre, London Borough of Lambeth – A Women and Girls Empowerment photography project to tackle the issues around gender based violence and in collaboration with a local refuge centre. Awarded £1,000
London Basketball Association, London Borough of Westminster – A week long Basketball Camp for a group of young people in areas of Westminster where young people are at risk of getting involved in crime and also are not physically active. Sessions to include motivational speaking and health and nutrition. Awarded £1,000
New Avenues, London Borough of Westminster – A community radio project themed around Street safety.  A group of young people will receive media training and will put together a broadcasting programme on street safety and local opportunities for young people in the area.  Awarded £550 & tablet accessories (to bring their award to £1,000)
Streatham Youth and Community Trust, London Borough of Lambeth – A weekly afterschool session held at Streatham Youth Centre for year 7 and 8 students from a local school who are struggling to cope with transition and are at risk of under achieving. The sessions will be run by young people from the youth centre, and they will achieve an accreditation in youth leadership. Awarded £1,000
Caius House, London Borough of Wandsworth – Will run sessions with different members of the community about nutrition, and how to cook good meals – later producing a community cookbook. Awarded £1,000