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Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 6), 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

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

Grants from BlueSpark Foundation
The BlueSpark Foundation offers grants of up to £5,000 for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other activities.
The funding can be used for:
  • Educational materials
  • Sports equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • IT equipment
  • Drama tuition/music tuition
  • Art and design equipment
  • Educational training courses
  • Vocational training courses
  • Drama production costs
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which means enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
More details and how to apply are available at the Foundation’s website.

Support for Young People from Buttle UK
National charity Buttle UK is offering financial help for young people, age 16 to 20, that receive no support from their parents or guardians so that they can further their education or employment.
To apply, Buttle UK ask that the young person shows they have a clear ambition or intentions in education, training, or employment that they are pursuing or intend to pursue within three months of the application.
Buttle UK can provide a financial support package to meet this ambition, and also help them to set up home, or to improve their emotional, mental or physical wellbeing.
Each package of support can be worth up to £2,000 and can include:
  • Equipment to take up a training opportunity
  • Interview clothes
  • A computer for their studies
  • Travel costs to get to college
The charity advises the application must be completed by a support worker in collaboration with the young person.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which means enquiries to apply for the Support Scheme could be made at any time.
For more details and how to apply, visit the charity’s website.

Dulverton Trust Fund from KCF
The Kent Community Foundation (KCF) are arranging grants of up to £5,000 through The Dulverton Trust Fund to small charities and charitable organisations that provide youth opportunities, improve general welfare of their community, promote conservation of habitats, or the preservation of heritage skills.
At the time of writing, although there was no specified deadline suggesting applications can be accepted at any time, the Trust do advise meetings are held in February, June and October each year to consider bids.
For more information visit the KCF 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.