This Charities Programme is funding programmes of work which support NEET young people to move into employment or become employment ready. Grants of up to £10,000 per-year are available, with awards for three years open to consideration. Our giving is focussed primarily in London and Kent.
Education is a theme for this programme and so we particularly (but not exclusively) look to support programmes of work where young people receive a vocational qualification, as part of their employment progression. We look to support projects with a track record of success, or where the specific model of work is proven to be successful.
We recognise that disadvantage is complex, experienced as many interlinked challenges. We look to support work that is responding holistically to the needs young people face.
We also recognise that immediate employment may be beyond some young people initially. Where this is not possible, clear progression routes should be evident - such as moving on to further qualifications or through developing clearly employable skills during the project.
Our eligibility criteria for the programme is as follows:
We also have additional priorities that we wish to see as much as possible:
Funding is available for specific projects, rather than general organisational costs. We will however consider pro-rata staffing and operational costs where appropriate. Additionally, we will not award a grant that represents more than 20% of the current annual running costs of the organisation.
In addition to what we will fund, there are a range of things that we do not fund:
Before submitting a full application, we ask that the charity contact us by email with a short outline of the project. If you are eligible we will be in touch with full details of how to apply. Applications will be considered at meetings of our Committee in April and October each year - with deadlines c6 weeks prior. During our assessment we may request a visit to find out more. We will communicate all decisions following the date of the meeting.
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Our next application deadline for this programme is: Wednesday 14th February
If an award is made, the terms of our grant will be included with notification of our decision. This will include end of year monitoring, with any future instalments of our grant conditional on this.
If you have received a grant from us, and this award is coming to an end, we may be able to consider a reapplication from your organisation. We are open to reapplications for a further two years, bringing our total funding period to a maximum of five years. We won't consider a funding period for longer than this.
Reapplying organisations must display a high degree of project impact, the effective use of these past funds, and what they have learnt over the period of our support. Please contact us first before submitting a reapplication for funding.