BBC Children in Need, in partnership with the #iwill Fund and The Hunter Foundation, have launched a fund to support organisations to embed youth social action across the UK. This funding will support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to children and young people to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. The Youth Social Action Fund will help to build children and young people’s confidence and skills by empowering them to take an active and leading role in developing solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities.
Important information from BBC Children in Need:
- This funding will support children and young people aged 18 and under
- Children in Need are keen to fund work with those aged 15 and under
- Unregistered organisations can be funded for up to £15,000 over 18 months, and registered organisations can be funded for up to £50,000 over 18 months
- The deadline for applications is 23/05/2022
- Grants will be awarded in August 2022 and delivery must be completed by the middle of March 2024
- All successful organisations will be expected to take part in a self-directed development stage for up to 6 months at the beginning of their grant. Up to 10% of the budget can be for development support and will be paid in advance, so capacity building support will be provided for your organisation and children and young people during this stage
To apply to this fund groups must sign up to a one-hour information session. If you cannot make a session BBC Children in Need can send a link to a recorded session. However, they are only making application forms available to organisations who have attended an information session or have received a recorded session.
BBC will soon be launching their We Move Youth Social Action Fund which is aimed specifically at Black-led organisations and organisations that work with Black children and young people. You can find out more about the fund here.