- Donated £39,000
Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity, established by Royal Charter in 1739. Originally known as The Foundling Hospital, its founder Captain Thomas Coram campaigned to secure the provision of care for abandoned children left dying on London’s streets. Early supporters of the charity’s work included Handel, Hogarth and Dickens.Today, 277 years on, Coram is a dynamic group of charities which builds resilience and provides specialist, targeted support to the most vulnerable children and young people - creating change that lasts a lifetime. Coram now transforms 1.25 million young lives every year, operating a number of services to support children from before birth right, through to their transition to independence at age 25.
Coram’s vital services include finding adoptive families, provision of art and music therapy to traumatized children, supporting struggling parents and empowering children in care. Coram considers itself a hidden gem – with its pioneering work transforming the lives of invisible children. Their vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life.
Rede has pledged its support of Coram by donating vital funds to Coram’s Creative Therapy service. This service uses art & music to help children to express themselves and overcome trauma they may have suffered in their early lives. With Rede’s support Coram can transform more vulnerable young lives.
- Donated £31,000
MUSEUM OF HOMELESSNESS
The Museum of Homelessness (MoH) is a social justice museum created in 2015. MoH tackles the prejudice and stigma of homelessness through educating the public and by highlighting the voices of homeless people through events, workshops, exhibitions and research. The museum doesn’t have its own building yet, but in the last few years has worked nationally to share its events, research, campaigns and exhibitions.
The museum has been created and is developed by people with direct experience of homelessness to collect and share the art, history and culture of homelessness and housing to change society today. MoH is intentionally a change making organisation and believes that its work must lead to action.
MoH is currently based in offices in Brixton and its early stages of development have been supported by Rede Partners, as it moves from being an idea to a fully resourced organisation with staff and volunteers. After four years of ground-breaking work, the Museum has now begun planning the world’s first residential museum run by people affected by homelessness.
- Donated £49,291.16
ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with 9-18year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds in London and Manchester. Young people are referred to ReachOut by their schools because they are disengaged or underachieving. ReachOut helps them to develop their character and improve their academic attainment through long-term, one-to-one mentoring with positive, volunteer role models.
ReachOut works in schools where over 50% of the students are eligible for free school meals and mentees meet weekly with their mentors at after-school projects that take place in their schools. The mentees work one-to-one with their mentors to improve their numeracy and literacy as well as taking part in fun, group activities to improve on the four ReachOut character strengths: self-control, staying power, good judgement and fairness. ReachOut gives disadvantaged young people the individual support they need to achieve their potential and go on to lead good and happy lives.
Since 2011, 69% of mentees receiving free school meals achieved 5 A*-Cs at GCSE, compared to just 34% nationwide. Furthermore, more than 99% mentees are in education, training or employment 6 months after leaving Year 11, and 100% of teachers worked with said that ReachOut had a positive effect on pupils’ personal development.
- Donated £10,000
DreamYard collaborates with Bronx Youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts.
DreamYard was established in 1994 and started as an idea sparked by a group of young people who wrote a play about a place where children could go to dream. In 1999, DreamYard chose to work entirely in the Bronx because of the generational need and the belief that the organization could most effectively impact change with limited resources if we focused our work in one community.
The charities programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples' desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. DreamYard believe that people in the Bronx need a continuous set of support to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway.
DreamYard are the first charity collaboration of Rede's since our New York office opened in 2018.