Press Release: DCMS funding for Good for Girls
27 November 2020
London Youth has received funding to deliver Good for Girls, a youth organisation-based mental health programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young women aged 10- to 14-years-old.
We will work with partners Haptivate, Teen Yoga Foundation and Young Minds. Young women will take part in positive mental health activities in community spaces they know and trust, supported by youth workers who will complete a programme of tailored, mental health support training.
Pauline Daniyan, our interim Director of Programmes, said:
Young people today face a daunting reality. The pandemic could not have come at a worse time for them – just as they grow and develop their potential.
It is a tremendous opportunity to support youth clubs to be mental health hubs and extend this vital support for young women outside of schools and into the youth centres that make them feel welcome, supported and safe.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
You can read DCMS’s announcement below or on their website.
Charities supporting disadvantaged women and girls through the coronavirus pandemic and recovery are to receive £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund.
Projects that help victims of domestic abuse, work with eating disorder sufferers, and provide mentoring for disadvantaged young women, are among those to receive grants of more than £1 million each over the next two years.
The money will also be used to make grants to smaller organisations so they can deploy services that support vulnerable women and girls.
Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, said:
Vulnerable women and girls need our support more than ever in this difficult year, and these grants will help keep vital services going.
From supporting victims of domestic abuse, to those suffering from mental health problems, this funding will help to directly tackle some of the most serious issues facing women and girls today.
This year’s recipients can also use part of their grant funding to improve the sustainability of their organisations, helping them continue their vital work into the future.
The deadline for applications was extended this year in light of the coronavirus outbreak, to ensure as many front line charities as possible were able to apply.
The 12 projects receiving funding from this round of the Tampon Tax include:
London Youth (£1,000,000): The programme will support BAME girls aged 10-14 and a cohort of 30+ youth workers, funding activities to promote mental health and wellbeing.
Notes to editors
London Youth is the membership body for youth work in London and has over 600 members – community youth organisations located in every borough across the capital. It is a charity on a mission to improve the lives of young Londoners through community-led youth services that develop confidence and resilience, providing a range of opportunities that young people might not otherwise be able to access. Last year, its programmes reached over thousands of children and young people through arts, employability, outdoor education, sports and social action activities.