Cinnamon UK

Current Projects in Incubation

Emerge Advocacy (2019 Winner)
Emerge enables trained, Christian volunteers to support young people attending Accident and Emergency departments as a result of self-harm or attempted suicide. Without the time constraints or targets that restrict so many healthcare professionals, Emerge volunteers can build relationships with vulnerable young people, speak words of hope into their lives, and encourage them to engage with the care and support on offer.

Truth Be Told (2019 Winner)
Truth Be Told bridges the gap between generations as 0-4’s, their parents and residents of dementia care homes enjoy storytelling, singing songs and being community together. NICE guidelines suggest that intergenerational activities be offered to promote cognition, independence and wellbeing for older adults and those living with dementia. Truth Be Told does exactly that by providing a joy-filled, creative and responsive experience for everyone, helping to build bonds and reduce loneliness.

Mum2Mum (2019 Finalist)
Mum2Mum helps local churches to support vulnerable young mums in their community by linking mums with trained volunteer befrienders. The initiative aims to tackle issues of isolation, loneliness and poor mental health that are faced by young parents. The project also helps young mums to access the wider range of support and services they and their babies need, but may be reluctant to access for a range of reasons.

Flourish (2019 Finalist)
Flourish supports the mental wellbeing of girls  between the ages of 11-18 through a group course that’s delivered in schools and churches. Projects work closely with local schools to support girls who display issues such as anxiety, self-harm, lack of school engagement and friendship problems or social isolation. Through an eight-week course, Flourish creates a safe space where girls are empowered with tools to build resilience and support each other.

Life Guards Healthy Hearts (2019 Finalist)
Life Guards Healthy Hearts teaches children and   young people how to look after their physical, mental and spiritual health. Through an informative and practical eight-week programme, young people learn about the impact of stress on their physical and mental wellbeing and how to find healthy ways of dealing with it.

Proof Bakery (2018 Winner)
Proof Bakery is a community-supported artisanal bread bakery in Coventry, training and employing refugee women. By offering a free bread baking course in a women-only environment, the bakery helps develop each participant’s confidence, language skills and practical knowledge, which they can use to find employment.

The Healthy Church Initiative (2018 Winner)
The Healthy Church Initiative helps churches to transforms nutritional health in Black – African Caribbean churches and communities by delivering a six-week health intervention which educates them and provides practical advice to inspire change.

Living Loss (2018 Finalist)
Living Loss helps churches to support people experiencing the effects of bereavement or any other type of loss. Through weekly sessions, churches can support people dealing with a range of issues from death, abuse, unemployment, self-esteem or family issues.

BoxUp Crime (2017 Winner)
BoxUpCrime aims to rebuild misguided dreams. The projects works with young people who need it the most, by using non-contact boxing sessions and bespoke mentoring programs in schools and within the communities. Over their 4 years of operation so far, they have established themselves as a leading voice in crime-reduction programmes in deprived areas of London.

The Bus Stop (2017 Finalist)
The Bus Stop teams up with local churches to engage with young people who are in need of support. Their unique mobile space means they can travel to where young people are, and where the need is greatest. They have a specific focus on young people in areas of deprivation or rural isolation. Their converted bus comes with a youth worker and volunteers who train up local congregations in youth work. They run sessions on issues such as mental health and safe relationships, as well as providing a safe space for young people to drop in and chat.

The Giving Back Project (2017 Finalist)
The Giving Back project is a two-week work experience opportunity is for young people aged 16-24 who are considered by the government to be NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Academy 3-13 coordinates these projects in partnership with a local church, securing the referrals from the Job Centre and various training providers. All participants work together to help modernise a local community centre through painting, decorating, gardening, etc..

The Primetime Young Leaders Network (2017 Finalist)
For over a decade, the Primetime Project have enabled disadvantaged young people to volunteer at their after-school clubs.
In recent years, they have established The Young Leaders Network, which is a weekly social and training session for young volunteers, aged 13-18. The project provides a safe space for young people to learn and to serve.