Project information

b:You girl's project

'You're not my friend'

'Dad hasn't got time for you'

'Nobody cares about you'

Primary school girls can face lots of pressures that even adults would find hard to cope with. The impact can be toxic with long lasting results.

'You can make friends'

'We have time for you'

'You are cared

April 2015 - March 2016

Charity information: Cribs Charitable Trust

Cribs Charitable Trust logo
  • Need


    Girls can face many pressures over the way they look, the need to fit in, the need to cope with issues at home or school and more. High numbers of primary girls dieting is just one example of underlying heart issues that need to be addressed if we are to avoid a generation of young people who suffer from poor well-being, poor academic achievement and an inability to form relationships.


    b:You tackles the underlying issues in a series of small group sessions called HeartSense. We team this up with afterschool clubs where girls can be themselves, having fun, discovering new talents and working on their social skills. Access to software helps with growing confidence in reading and spelling.
    Together we have seen dramatic results in the longer running brother project, Boys Noise.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Please contact us for out outcome targets.


    » HeartSense small group sessions. Working through a professionally adapted programme to look at things like anger issues, forgiveness, listening etc.
    » Clubs. Building social skills and discovering new talents like African drumming and dancing.
    » Touch, Type, Read, Spell. A programme to help with confidence in reading and spelling.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, school academic data, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.

  • Impact


    Please contact us to discuss the impact of our work.


    Examples of risks:

    Schools not providing data- we make sure that
    schools know about the need for data at the beginning of our work.

    Child protection issues- staff and volunteers undergo DBS and other checks and training. They adhere to our Child Protection Policy.


    We are happy to discuss reporting to donors according to their needs.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,638

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,387 staff staff to lead small groups and afterschool clubs, a proportion of management/fundraising costs
      £4,251 resources resources, publicity, insurance etc
  • Background


    b:You takes place currently in schools in the London Borough of Bexley.


    Schools are selected for b:You on the basis of need. We hope to help 108 primary aged girls in this financial year. We are happy to discuss this more with you directly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CRiBS has a good reputation of working in schools in the borough built up over twenty years. Our project draws on this joint experience and that of the staff who make it up.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gordon Raggett

    CEO and Founder, Gordon has headed up the rise of CRiBS to the size it is today...and still has plenty more that he is working on with staff/trustees.


    Team Leader and founder of b:You, Louise's training and experience have honed our three stranded project to what it is today.

    Koru Volunteers

    Committed volunteers make the project happen, and at good value. The youth and enthusiasm of these gap year helpers means that the girls love them!

'a great antidote to the many pressures girls face.’