Funding for Projects which Build Black Children and Young People’s Skills and Confidence

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022 08:58

Funding for Projects which Build Black Children and Young People’s Skills and Confidence

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can now apply to BBC Children in Need's newest fund to create and invest in opportunities for Black children and young people.

There is a total funding pot of £1 million. It is expected that 50 to 70 grants will be made in the following sizes:

  • Up to £15,000 for unregistered organisations (£10,000 per year, or £15,000 over the 18 months).
  • Up to £50,000 over 18 months for registered bodies.

The funders are especially interested in hearing from Black-led organisations. This means:

  • The most senior leader identifies as Black.
  • At least 75% of the children and young people the organisation is working with identify as Black.
  • The ways the organisation runs reflects the community it works in.

Projects should aim to:

  • Reach black children and young people with opportunities to have their voices heard and empower them to create change on issues that matter to them.
  • Achieve positive outcomes for black children and young people through Youth Social Action.
  • Learn about what Youth Social Action means to Black Children and young people, and share this learning with the wider sector.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to sign up for an information session, the details of which will be given upon registering interest in the fund.

Applicants must register their interest in the fund before they may apply. Then, they will have until 20 June 2022 to complete the full application.

There will be information sessions on the following days:

  • 16 May 2022 (10am)
  • 19 May 2022 (5.30pm)
  • 23 May 2022 (12pm)
  • 30 May 2022 (11am)

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Active Notts, Funding, Lead and Organise, Young People