Brighter futures for Londoners

Charity — By on December 9, 2013 at 10:43 PM

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMonday 09 Dec 2013 – Lloyd’s Charities Trust is delighted to announce two three-year partnerships with Bromley by Bow Centre and Mayor’s Fund for London as part of its Brighter Futures for Londoners programme. (source: Lloyd’s of London)

Lloyd’s is proud to have its home in an amazing city but we know that while London creates opportunities for many, huge disparities still exist.

The Brighter Futures for Londoners programme aims to tackle disadvantage and foster opportunity by equipping individuals and communities with the resources and skills they need for the future.

Over the next three years, Lloyd’s Charities Trust will donate £480,000 to Bromley by Bow Centre and Mayor’s Fund for London to support the delivery of education and training to 4,000 children and adults in London through two different projects.

Iain Webb-Wilson, Chairman of Lloyd’s Charities Trust said: “We are delighted to be announcing new partnerships with Bromley by Bow Centre and Mayor’s Fund for London as part of our Brighter Futures for Londoners programme. We hope this donation will continue to provide disadvantaged Londoners with the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace.”

Lloyd’s has partnered with Mayor’s Fund for London to create a new programme Count on Us – Maths Clubs, which will provide after school maths support to 2,000 children across 24 primary schools in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Numeracy is a key area that we want to help tackle in schools. London schools are doing well but can do even better, and I applaud the Mayor’s Fund for London and Lloyd’s Charities Trust in their efforts to help thousands more young Londoners develop an ability that will be vital for their future employability.”

Lloyd’s second partnership with Bromley by Bow Centre supports a new initiative called Connection Zone. It will enable 2,000 individuals from Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK, to receive personalised support and access to a range of services including health and wellbeing programmes, financial capability and debt advice, employment advice and IT training.

Rob Trimble, CEO of Bromley by Bow Centre, said: “The new Connection Zone will enable us to provide vital services which can be easily accessed by people living in some of the most deprived estates in the country. The key aim is to support local people who face the greatest challenges to fulfilling their full potential in life.

“For many this is a long journey which is about getting physically and mentally healthy and gaining self-confidence; for others it’s about learning new skills, getting out of debt and securing a job. The support of Lloyd’s is invaluable in enabling us to deliver long-term, sustainable transformation in peoples’ lives.”

Find out more about Lloyd’s Brighter Futures for Londoners programme

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