No Min - £5,000
15 Dec 2021


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There will be three funding opportunities throughout the year to apply for this fund. Each opportunity will have a specified delivery area/theme. This fund will offer a wider range of activities, programmes and ‘pop-up’ provision that respond to what young people have asked for.

Successful applicants will need to show they can meet the specification.

The fund is accessible to all members for a maximum of £5000 per opportunity.

There are 3 themes under this grant fund, each has a different funding deadline.

Cohort 1 - Deadline: 18th May 2021

Employment: How does your project enhance/support/challenge/inform young people’s attitude towards or ability to access or understanding of potential employment opportunities? What are the jobs of the future? How aware are they of AI and technology?

Cohort 2 - Deadline 30th September 2021

Education: How does your project enhance/support/challenge/ inform young people’s education? Have they considered how their education can assist them to contribute to society? For example: Are young people considering University or Level 4 Apprenticeships?

Cohort 3 - Deadline 14th December 2021

Environment: How does the natural environment enhance young people’s learning or hinder it. Do young people feel safe in their environment. This is not just about the physical environment though. This is an opportunity to look at running projects in the socio-political environment or the internal environment of body and min.

Geographical Area of Benefit: Projects must benefit children and young people living or educated in Brent. Grants are open to Brent focused local youth service organisations which can deliver (or have the potential to deliver) and measure the impact of their delivery.

Co-design: Grants must be co-design, planned and written with young people. Successful applicant will need to evidence young people’s involvement in all aspect of the process.

Are you eligible?

1. Your organisation must be a service that provides activities for children and young people.

2. Your organisation must be able to demonstrate its track record locally.

3. You must be a member of Young Brent Foundation.

4. Your organisation has a bank account (registered in the name of the applicant organisation) into which a grant can be paid.

5. Grants cannot be for unsafe activities.

6. Grants cannot be for political activities.

7. Grants cannot be for trips abroad.

8. You must be able to provide a current Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in support of your application

This fund is specifically targeting groups in Brent for Brent children and young ONLY. Priority will be made for groups that are full YPF member (over 12 months) and have income of less than £250,000.

Criteria for Small Grants

· Each project should demonstrate how it is responding to a local need, especially needs which have emerged or escalated as a result of the pandemic.

· One-year grants.

· New or existing projects.

· Projects must adhere to NYA Covid-19 guidance and confirm in writing they will deliver to within the framework at any given time.

To apply, please complete the application form attached (at the top left-hand side).