Set up by a mother after her son was tragically murdered at a birthday party, the James Andre Godfrey Smartt-Ford Foundation (JAGS) raises awareness of youth-on-youth violence and runs restorative justice workshops, therapeutic school programmes, gender-specific training and peer-to-peer support for bereaved families. Since its inception, JAGS has helped over 45 families through bereavement, participated in over 26 learning events across South London and delivered youth awareness workshops in 15 schools with over 6,500 children. The Fore will fund an increase in the founder’s hours, enabling her to focus on business development that will drive growth and develop financial stability. The Fore will also fund a researcher to conduct an empirical impact evaluation of and pursue accreditation for the gender-specific training JAGS offers.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2017 Autumn
Sector: Human rights law and justice, Youth and education