Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 1), June 2023

Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on children and youth themes aimed at helping charities continue their work

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Emergency Essentials Programme from BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need continues its available support for children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

Delivered by Family Fund Business Services (FFBS), the Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides grant items that meet children and young peoples’ most basic needs or are critical to their wellbeing.

FFBS advises that applications must be completed by a registered referrer, who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and capable of assessing their needs.

At the time of writing, the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, meaning there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

More information can be found at the FFBS website.

Kent Community Foundation - Priority Areas Route (Children, Young People & Families)
Continuing its work through their rebranded Themed Funding programmes, Kent Community Foundation (KCF) awards grants to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities.

Grants are available for projects that are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Kent and Medway.

The deadline for this season is 31st August 2023, with further dates to be announced.

For more information and how to apply, visit the KCF website.

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)
Grants are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK.

the7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage that are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless.

The foundation advises proposed projects should show where provisions are lacking, and how immediate support would be provided. Example of support could include recreational trips, mentoring programmes, and counselling sessions.

The next deadline for applications is 31st August 2023 with further dates to be announced later in the year.

More information is available at the Foundation’s website.

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