Since 2012 I have worked with the wonderful Somerville Youth & Play Provision in New Cross, helping them to formulate a new business plan in order to construct a new building and grow their staff team to deliver more youth services locally.
I have led the fundraising project and brought in over £750k capital from the BIG Lottery and other funders, and to date almost £500k to fund Youth Worker posts for up to 5 years.
Alongside the business plan I have undertaken an evaluation of their services, supported the 5 year budgeting process and undertaken surveys with the children and young people. My ongoing work includes establishing the monitoring and reporting processes for funders and developing a fundraising strategy going forwards.
The new building is being constructed at the moment, due for completion in early 2016.