In October, we awarded a £10,000 grant to Play for Progress to support their work with young asylum-seekers. Through weekly educational music and arts programmes, the team at Play for Progress provide them with emotional and practical support in a safe environment in which to grow. The organisation underpins the creative work with therapeutic support, particularly through a new therapy department specifically designed to suit the unique needs of the young people.
Thanks to the work that Play for Progress has done, teen refugees have been able to visit the Tate Modern and even perform at the Southbank Centre. Notably, Play for Progress were invited to offer their documental evidence to the United Nations Refugee Agency to inform governmental policy. We look forward to witnessing Play for Progress continue to impact positively on our society in the future!