We work with partners in lots of different ways and often we have several organisations and individuals around the table when we first start talking about the possibilities of working together. Some of our current projects that show how we’re working with a range of partners are described below.
If you or your organisation would like to explore how we could work together in partnership to respond to a need, address a gap in provision, and/ or explore ways to attract funding then get in touch.
Catching The Wave
This is our new partnership initiative launched in conjunction with Braunstone Community Primary and Leicester Police. It is an early intervention project specifically targeting students who are displaying negative behaviours and are considered ‘high risk’ for anti-social behaviour. The project is a combination of child skills training and whole family engagement, and its original design was created in partnership with all of our stakeholders, including children and their parents. Activity has been further developed with students and parents in family sessions, giving them skills, confidence and abilities to channel their energy into positive outlets.
Artsmark & Arts Award
We are part of a team of Consultants led by The Mighty Creatives who are working together to advocate for quality arts and cultural education in all schools by supporting staff to develop their provision in house. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. The programme is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Arts Award is a nationally recognised suite of accredited qualifications that inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.
Talent Match targets young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work. The project brings together partnerships of employers, education providers and others, led by local charities. We are one of ten organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire that are leading the scheme locally. Our menu of opportunities includes drop-in employability and progression mapping sessions as well as intensive skills programmes that work towards live briefs, such as photography training leading to professional studio photography shoots and craft workshops leading to selling at seasonal fairs. Our offer includes mentoring and building an awareness of the creative industries and enterprise as pathways for progression.
The People’s Project
A need was identified in South Wigston to proactively reduce levels of antisocial behaviour in 2014. We are working in partnership with Kennedy House Homeless Hostel, Wigston Police Team and the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire to deliver a range of activities for residents of Kennedy House. The sessions focus on engaging residents in positive activity and reducing criminalisation; ranging from cookery to arts and crafts and building projects, each session aims to promote healthy lifestyles and increase life skills as identified by the residents through ongoing consultation.