Children First Derby Receive Significant Grant For Creative Club

Children First Derby has received a grant of £14,942.00 from the Open Work Foundation for the delivery of a mentoring Creative Club for young people.

The Creative Club will build on Children First Derby’s already successful mentoring programme that supports vulnerable 10–18-year-olds living in Derby.

Children First Derby provides effective support with managing challenges, increasing self confidence and self-esteem, reducing isolation, and improving self-regulation.

The funding will create a safe space and provide opportunities to implement a creative setting for positive peer interactions and activities to develop key skills.  It will also offer additional one-to-one mentoring.

The activities will be delivered in partnership with external providers to ensure that the additional and varied needs of the children are met.

Kerreene Davidson, Mentoring Service Manager, explained, “The pandemic and current economic climate have escalated needs, continues to impact families, and exacerbate challenges young people face.”

Kerreene went on to explain, “Our group work immediately serves a larger number of mentees with the option of one-to-one support if required. It offers an environment to promote diversity, consider different perspectives and inspires young people to share their ideas and express opinions”.