New Grant Award

New Grant Award

The Rank Foundation have awarded JAGS a grant of £75,000 over three years.

The grant was awarded under the “supporting disadvantaged people and those isolated in the community through ill-health, advancing age or disability” priority, to work with some of the most socially disadvantaged young women and girls where sexual violence is often undetected.   Securing the grant means JAGS will continue to meet it’s key objectives in delivering  the C.A.R.E.  programmes in schools  Pan London.

How will this grant make a difference? JAGS will continue to make a difference in the lives of young women and girls by delivering preventative programmes  in local schools. This week, the  C.A.R.E.  (Choosing Another Route Empowerment) programme  will be delivered to a group of students at a local girls school in Lambeth,  who will engage  in group activities to raise awareness of issues around peer to peer bullying and violence, personal and educational challenges using drama and expressive art to help build resilience, raise levels of self-esteem, understand the dynamics of adolescence and gives them a chance to build and improve relationships with teachers and parents. The last 3 years have been incredibly challenging and I feel very humbled and privileged that The Rank Foundation believe in me as a Leader and have recognised the role that JAGS has in leading change for young people and in helping us to achieve our mission. I  am deeply grateful to The Rank Foundation for giving us the opportunity to further develop our work, which will enable us to  support more vulnerable young women and girls in schools over the next 3 years. Tracey Ford, Executive Manager.