All over the UK many children experience problems that can limit their opportunities and restrict their abilities; this may be due to disability, neglect, poverty or psychological or behavioral difficulties.
However, there is funding available to organisations who provide support to disadvantaged children and young people. These grants can be a great foundation to ensure these children receive the support they require in order to overcome challenges. Our blog outlines potential two funding options that could provide you with additional financial support to support those who may be disadvantaged.
BBC Children in Need Grants Programme:
The BBC Children in Need grants programme is actively working with organisations and special schools to support young people who experience disadvantage through disability, abuse or neglect, distress, illness, behavioural or psychological difficulties and/or living in poverty situations of deprivation. Grants of over £10,000 with no upper limit are available. The purpose of the grant is to make a difference in the lives of children who may be experiencing difficulty, which is achieved through funding projects that work directly with children to improve their social and physical environments.
For further information regarding this grant, visit the Children in Need website:
Who can apply?
This funding is aimed at registered not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK. How to apply? In order to apply for this grant, organisations will need to register with BBC children in need by submitting an Organisation Registration Form. If you need support with registering, please read the Organisation Registration Form Guidance. Once your organisation is registered, you will be required to complete an application form.
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The Masonic Charitable Foundation:
This foundation is another great opportunity for charities across England and Wales to receive additional funding to support disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25). This grant intends to provide help for young people to overcome the barriers they may face when it comes to achieving the best possible start in life. This foundation offers funding between £10,000 and £80,000 through its large grants programme which is currently open for applications until the 15th June 2020.
Who Can Apply? This grant is aimed towards charities who provide:
- Mental and physical health support
- Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
- Parental support, including whole family approach
- Pastoral and advocacy support
If you would like to apply or find out more information regarding the Masonic Charitable Foundations, visit their website which outlines the details about this funding:
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Both of the organisations highlighted above provide a great opportunity to receive additional funding to support disadvantaged children and young people who may be facing difficulty.
These grants will help create opportunities and a more positive future for many children who require extra support and more learning and development opportunities. Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!
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