J-GO was conceived as a social enterprise in the 90’s and has an eclectic and storied history, the last ten years of which, can be discovered below.

2020

Project Delivery

HANI, the Muslim Superhero

A BSBT (Building Stronger Britain Together) Call 4 funded project to develop a motion-picture comic character, targeted to 12 to 16-year-olds as a format for adding safeguarding teacher to introduce and explore difficult issues and develop critical thinking skills. The on-line element of the project being based on Instagram, with accompanying classroom materials and tutor session notes. All original creative work is complete for the first two introduction comics, with a phased Instagram launch scheduled from April 2020.

SuperSisters Project

A BSBT (Building Stronger Britain Together) Call 3 major grant funded project to maintain consistent production onto the Instagram platform, major events once per quarter, outreaching to school’s partners in LB Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets and expand the reach of the project from the original Instagram platform to now include a new YouTube channel.

Consultancy

CRISIS at Christmas

Production of a series of Health and Safety short form videos distributed to CRISIS at Christmas centres throughout London, to provide instruction on preparation and supply of services and products by volunteers and support staff to homeless people.

2019

Project Delivery

SuperSisters Project

A BSBT (Building Stroger Britain Together) Call 3 funded major grant project to consistently produce engaging online content each week for the primary Instagram Platform: replicated onto the original Facebook platform and also replicated onto the Twitter platform with accompanying Face2Face workshops for schools and community Venues in LB’s Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets.

e3 Project: Completion of the five-year e3 Project

Funded by MoHCLG (Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government), with total grant funding to the partnership of five CVS organisations of £2.1 Million over 6 years from 2013 to 2019, with JGO acting as the creative content makers and the partnership grant administration hub. A full project evaluation published highlighting the English language learning achievements of 7,800 individual learners, across 22 London Boroughs, of which 80% were women, with the lowest levels of English proficiency.

Consultancy

BD Group Corporate Website Build

Commercial commission to construct a new website and content creation for BD Group, a £30 Million T/O organisation, based in LB Barking & Dagenham. 

2018

Project Delivery

The e3 Project

DCLG commissions a further e3 Extension Project 2018-2019 expanding on the original e3 pilot project and replacing the tablet computers with a responsive online Learning Platform that improves upon the original on-line resources and expands video-format content to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration through new Face-2-Face Workshop element. A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.

SuperSisters Project

BSBT (Building Stroger Britain Together – Home Office) project providing dual face-2-face and online learning project for girls and women to respond to the ideological challenge of extremism in all its forms. Works with young women 12-18, their mothers and older female family members living in Tower Hamlets, east London, with a global online audience of 445,311.  A J-go Training direct delivery project.

The Clean Slate Project

NOMS (National Offender Management Services) funded proof-of-concept project, working in partnership with HMP Standford Hill, using tablet based curriculum, on-line and face-2-face for in-cell education and as a rehabilitation tool for ex-offenders, on release.

Londoneast-UK

Negotiation of lease and 6 weeks refurbishment of warehouse into office and studio to relocate JGO to Barking and Dagenham, culminating in ‘Open Day’ held on 5th December 2018. 

Leaving party for Saf, a member of the SuperSisters team.

19th April 2018 

Consultancy

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) ‘Click2’ Development

e3 Partnership commission to act as client agent for the partnership organisations, developing client brief, liaison with developer and consultation with client organisations.

2017

J-GO Media – Established 26th October 2017

Project Delivery

The e3 Project

DCLG commissions new e3 Extension Project 2016-2017 expanding on the original e3 pilot project and replacing the tablet computers with a responsive online Learning Platform  that improves upon the original on-line resources and expands video-format content to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration through new Face-2-Face Workshop element. A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.

SuperSisters Project

PIF (Home Office) pilot providing dual face-2-face and online learning project for girls and women to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat posed by extremism in all its forms. Works with young women 12-18, their mothers and older female family members living in Tower Hamlets, East London. Delivered by J-go Training, working in partnership with the Limehouse Project and OSCA. 

Consultancy

Sylvia’s Café – Fire Safety Assessment and Training for staff

A full Fire Risk Assessment of this busy cafe in Tower Hamlets, with associated staff training for the team.

Newman College Crowd Fund Campaign

For Newman Catholic College’s Syria Summer Camp Project, with concept creation, film production, campaign management and administration for the 28-day appeal. Resulting in one of the most successful school’s crowdfunds to date, exceeding the initial target of £10K, by raising £17.5K in all. 

2016

Project Delivery

The e3 Project

DCLG commissions new e3 Extension Project 2016-2017 expanding on the original e3 pilot project and replacing the tablet computers with a responsive online Learning Platform  that improves upon the original on-line resources and expands video-format content to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration through new Face-2-Face Workshop element. A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.

SuperSisters Project

PIF (Home Office) pilot providing dual face-2-face and online learning project for girls and women to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat posed by extremism in all its forms. Works with young women 12-18, their mothers and older female family members living in Tower Hamlets, East London. Delivered by J-go Training, working in partnership with the Limehouse Project and OSCA. 

TA Contract

ESF funded Voluntary Sector Technical Assistance project to support the Community & Voluntary Sector bid for and secure European Social Fund resources and undertake the onerous monitoring requirements attendant on these funding streams. A J-go Community Builders direct delivery project.

Consultancy

Beckton Community Centre Feasibility Plan

For Beckton Islamic Association seeking to purchase redundant property on Winsor Park Estate, to establish a new common purpose estate community facility. 

AL-Huda Architectural Feasibility and Detailed Full Planning Application

For Al-Huda Mosque and Cultural Centre, in association with Catalyst Regeneration, within a sensitive area and organised opposition.

LBTH Community & Voluntary Sector Premises Forum

For CVS to oppose LBTH ‘market value’ proposals for all community premises and wholesale disposal of community premises throughout the Borough.

Town Centre Architectural Feasibility Study and Development Plan

Continuation of development proposal for Dawatul Islam UK & Eire’s asset base in the Watney Market District Centre, in association with Catalyst Regeneration, linked to the LDF Tower Hamlets Core Strategy, The GLA London Plan and the City Fringe Opportunity Area.

2015

Project Delivery

The e3 Project

DCLG commissions new e3 Extension Project 2015-2016 expanding on the original e3 pilot project and replacing the tablet computers with a responsive online Learning Platform  that improves upon the original on-line resources and expands video-format content to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration through new Face-2-Face Workshop element. A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.

The R2D2 Project

R2D2 was a progression project funded under ESF/London Councils Community Grants – building on the successful outcomes of the 2014 R2D1 Project and provided Intermediate level accredited vocational skills training to boost employment and skills attainment. A J-go Training direct delivery project.

Consultancy

Sylvia’s Café – Fire Safety Assessment and Training for staff

A full Fire Risk Assessment of this busy cafe in Tower Hamlets, with associated staff training for the team.

2014

Project Delivery

The e3 Project

For the Department of Communities and Local Government.  A pilot project and field test of utilising low-cost tablet computers, on-line resources and video-format storytelling to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration.  A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit working with 550 learners from key target groups across 5 areas of London. 

The R2D1 Project

For London Councils.  An access to work training project for workless residents of Tower Hamlets providing Basic level accredited vocational skills training.  A J-go Training direct delivery project.

Consultancy

AL-Huda Capital Project Feasibility Study and Business Plan

For Al-Huda Mosque and Cultural Centre. An application to the Tower Hamlets mayor’s Community Faith Building Support Scheme.

OSCA Capital Project Feasibility Study and Business Plan

For Ocean Somali Community Association’s Crèche developments in Tower Hamlets.

2013

Project Delivery

The A2EV2 Project

For London Councils. An access to employment project for workless residents of Tower Hamlets providing mentoring and practical life-skills training.  A J-go Training direct delivery project

The I-Divertissement Project

For Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group a project utilising social media and IT to influence local residents to self-manage their health conditions and avoid inappropriate use of accident and emergency and out-of-hours services.  A J-go Training direct delivery project.

Consultancy

Establishing a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

For APASEN International. An international project seeking to provide new health and social cares support in Bangladesh and across South East Asia for autistic spectrum disorder.

Successful application for a Premises Licence from LBTH

For Sylvia’s/Barista Coffee House. An application and local survey under Section 158 of the Licencing act supporting the development of this small business within a designated development zone.

Contract mediation and remedial capital works

For Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Services.  A training course to help small organisations develop social capital, maximize community engagement and increase their capacity to work as more active agents within local Partnerships.

2012

Project Delivery

The A2EV1 Project

For London Councils. A pilot access to employment project for workless residents of Tower Hamlets providing mentoring and practical life-skills training. A J-go Training direct delivery project.

The Feeling Confident About My Finance Project

For Money Saving Expert Charity.  A FinTec project providing support for disadvantaged local families to help develop their financial literacy and access to: Basic Banking Services, Affordable Credit, Affordable Insurance, Saving Plans and Access to training and employment.   A J-go Training direct delivery project.

Consultancy

Successful funding application for the Manush Nodir Project (The Sea People)

For the Department of Communities and Local Government.  A pilot project and field test of utilising low-cost tablet computers, on-line resources and video-format storytelling to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration.  A partnership project working with APASEN, Ocean Somali Community Association, the Limehouse Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit working with 550 learners from key target groups across 5 areas of London. 

Community Project Planning Training Programme

For Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service: THCVS course to equip local VCO’s with community project planning and development skills providing community development approach to build social capital, maximize community engagement and increase the capacity of VCO’s to work as more active agents within local Partnerships.

2011

J-GO Community Builders Limited – Established 17th November 2011

Project Delivery

The Concordia Partnership Transition Fund Project

For London Councils. An access to employment project for workless residents of Tower Hamlets providing mentoring and practical life-skills training.  A J-go Training direct delivery project

Consultancy

Fundraising in respect of Tower Hill Trust “Sisterhood Food”

Community Gardening Programme for OSCA working with 30 low-income families to develop a new community garden in Mile End Park promoting active lifestyles and linking into local Green Grid.

Tender Technician Services for electronic tender

For East London Solutions Framework Agreement 2011-2015 to deliver Domiciliary Care Services to families and children with disabilities across fours East London boroughs.

2010

Project Delivery

The Restoring Concordia Project

For Capacity Builders. Capital Investment Programme 2008-11.  Application and Project Management of a major refurbishment of the Concordia Community Enterprise Centre, home to a partnership of third sector organisations in Tower Hamlets.

‘Act3’ Faiths in Action Project

For the Community Development Foundation. Working with 80 young people, their teachers and tutors from all faiths to develop the confidence and skills to bridge a range of cultural divides and help them to link successfully into mainstream UK society. A J-go Training direct delivery project.

Al-Huda Active Citizenship training Course

For Al-Huda Mosque and Cultural Centre. A series of training classes based on “Life in the UK – A Journey into Citizenship 2nd Edition, to prepare participants from the local Somali community for the UK Citizenship Test.

‘Are You Ready for Funding? Training Course

For Spitalfields Small Business Association. An intensives short course to provide small community organisations with a detailed over-view of all of the issues which need to be tackled to get their organisations to the starting blocks in the race for funding.

Consultancy

Isle of Dogs: Community & Voluntary Sector Research Report

For City YMCA London.  A mapping and research exercise of the Isle of Dogs area to determine whether existing community programmes/services meet community need and to identify other services that could be accommodate in the area.

Successful funding application for Team Hackney

For Woodberry Works (MHDT).  An accredited vocational construction skills training project for your people in Manor House, associated with the Woodberry Down Regeneration Programme.

Successful Grant application to Community Builders

For The Limehouse Project.  A major grant and loan finance application to part-finance a new headquarters premises for an established charity.

Capacity Audit of Community Organisations

For Tower Hamlets Homes sponsored community organisations; Somalia Heritage Group, Parkview TRA and Parkside Youth Link, with recommendations for training and premises development.

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