Action for Race Equality’s longstanding Routes2Success role-model and mentoring programme for Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people in schools, is delighted to have secured support from the Propel funding initiative.
This is a long-term funding collaboration that will aim to give the capital’s civil society and communities the flexibility, trust and capacity to make long-term, systemic change in London.
Routes2Success has been awarded a grant of £410,000, as part of Propel’s ‘A New Deal for Young People‘ priority area, which is funded by the Mayor of London. Other priority areas for funding include Building Strong Communities and Robust Safety Net. The news was announced on Tuesday 25th April at a special breakfast to bring together funders, equity partners and beneficiary groups at the Arc Community Centre in Islington.
Brianna Cyrus, Routes2Success Programme Manager commented:
ARE are delighted to receive two years funding from the Greater London Authority as part of the New Deal for Young People (NDYP). This funding will enable our Routes2Success programme to increase our capacity to deliver quality mentoring and youth activities through collaborative work with Your Story and Father2Father.
ARE supports the Mayor’s mission to ensure that young people in London have access to high quality mentoring provision and are pleased that we have been recognised as an organisation that provides this. We realise that the impact of the pandemic has disproportionally affected young people particularly those from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, so it is great news that ARE will be able to support them with this funding.”
Routes2Success is currently funded by Blackbaud and the National Lottery Community Fund. We look forward to this new grant, allowing us to work with our new partners:
Your Story – a charity specialising in motivating young people who are disengaged from society regardless of age and ability. They challenge and support mentees to change the way they see themselves and the way they behave by helping them develop the skills, confidence, and self-belief.
Father2Father is a CIC determined to increase the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible fathers and male role models. Father2Father provides support, training and development to fathers, men and adolescent boys to enhance their personal, social and economic wellbeing.
For more information contact Brianna Cyrus.
Propel is powered by London Funders and being supported by a growing list of funders, including Bloomberg, City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder – The National Lottery Community Fund, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and main advice funders, such as Trust for London, coordinated by London Legal Support Trust.