London Irish Foundation are delighted to have been awarded a grant to delivery the Mayor of London VRU programme.
The programme started the week of the 25th September 2023 and is delivered by our Foundation team.
Our aims and objectives are to deliver 10 BEAT programmes and 3 team building activity and development camps.
We will look to engage with 360 young women and girls from targeted schools throughout our community.
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The VRU partnership enables us to fund a range of ambitious and crucial programmes that are designed to improve the environments, relationships, or actions that, if unaddressed and unsupported, may otherwise lead to violence.
The VRU means putting communities, young people and their families at the heart of tackling the issue; and particularly in those parts of London most affected.
The VRU work programme takes into consideration a consistent review of the challenges we face and how they relate to young people impacted during COVID-19 which may of had a significant and unprecedented impact on London and London’s communities, families and young people.
Further, 2021 was sadly a year which saw the highest number of homicides of children within serious youth violence since 2008, so the VRU has reinforced its focus on joining up strategic programmatic activity on the likes of education, actions plans for community partnerships on violence reduction, violence against women and girls, the after-school period where children are at risk, children in custody & work with parents.
The VRU work plan is divided into five key priority areas:
1. Youth Work
2. Education, Schools and Settings
3. Early Intervention and Whole Family
4. Neighbourhoods & Local violence Reduction Plans
5. Young People – giving them their voice
As a Foundation we strive to make a difference, and alongside our rugby sessions which focus on TEAM work, our aim is to offer participants the opportunity to look at career(s) with an open view to what might "help them" in their future pathway.
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B.E.A.T THE STREET
Beat the Street’ is an intervention programme for people affected by homelessness in and around the Borough of Spelthorne.
BEAT the Street not only introduces participants to rugby but runs workshops to help with mental health, addiction and aspects on how to move forward. The idea is to use rugby to get active, but by linking in its core values it highlights in other skills.