New funding programmes targeting support to young people

Alistair Dowlman
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

This month Funding Digest features two new grant programmes focusing on young people. The first is to help them overcome the financial barriers that prevent them from achieving their education, training or employment goals and the second provides support to organisations working with young people leaving care.

Young People Programme

The Young People Programme aims to enable vulnerable young people to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals. The package of support, including a maximum grant allocation is £2,000 per case, will particularly focus on the following three key areas of need: support in accessing education, employment and training; safe and comfortable accommodation; maintaining positive emotional and physical wellbeing.

Young People Leaving Care Grants

This new funding stream is expected to spend over £2 million each year for five years and welcomes applications which ensure care leavers are more easily able to form healthy relationships that help them make a successful transition to adulthood, and ensure young people leaving care receive a consistently high standard of statutory support that has been informed by their views. Funding is limited to the charitable work of organisations, and could be for core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads.

These are just two of the many grant and award programmes featured in our November 2016 edition of Funding Digest. Visit for details about how to subscribe, free of charge, to this monthly publication, which is only available to charities and voluntary and community organisations and groups working primarily for the benefit of residents and communities in the Borough of Reading.