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Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 5), July/August 2022

Here is further 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.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
BBC Children in Need has 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.
The Programme can deliver or fund critical items including:
  • Gas or electric cookers
  • Essential household items
  • Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • Children’s beds and bedding
  • Washing machines
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Baby equipment
  • Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations
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, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.
More information can be found at the FFBS website.

Youth Activity Funding from The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust funds projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.
Supporting projects taking place within the UK, The Trust advises outdoor activities include walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding and residential courses at outdoor centres.
Usually only supporting organisations, they do support individuals with a referee; and applicants are expected to have done some fundraising for the activity or adventure.
At the time of writing, there was no identified deadline, suggesting applications could be accepted at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Barbara Ward Children's Foundation
Grants from the Barbara Ward Children's Foundation are available for charitable organisations undertaking projects for children who are seriously or terminally ill, disadvantaged, children who are underprivileged or have special needs.
The funding is available for work in the following:
  • Education
  • Support, care, and respite
  • Holidays
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sport, play and leisure
This scheme is a continuous rolling programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.
More information is available at the Foundation’s website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at info@mva.org.uk, you can also contact MVA via the website.