We would like to fund proposals focussed on young people aged 11 – 25 years old from groups under-served by current services, because we believe that services should be inclusive and support those most in need. We will only fund proposals that clearly outline how they will support young people to succeed in adulthood. For example, by providing holistic support through mentoring or coaching, building life skills or improving young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment.
Proposals must clearly demonstrate how they will help young people build a positive future; building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure. Proposals must also be working with one or more of the following priority groups:
- Young people experiencing homelessness or insecure housing
- Young offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending
- Care leavers – The broad definition of a care leaver (as described by the Care Leavers Association) is “Any adult who spent time in care as a child (i.e. under the age of 18). Such care could be in foster care, residential care (mainly children’s homes), or other arrangements outside the immediate or extended family.”
- Young carers – The official definition of a young carer is ‘…a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (of any age, except where that care is provided for payment, pursuant to a contract or as voluntary work).’ Children and Families Act 2014 Section 96.
- Young parents – defined as young women and men who became or will become parents at 21 years old or younger
APPLICATION OPENS: Monday 6th January 2020
CLOSES: 12 noon BST/GMT on Friday 7th February 2020
FUNDING AVAILABLE: Funding is available for a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 36 months. We will fund investments from £100,000 to £200,000.