The Berkeley Foundation is launching Skills for Positive Futures, a funding programme which will support vulnerable children and young people aged 8 to 14 years, to develop the life skills they need to thrive and make positive choices.
Two grants sizes are available for a three-year period on a full cost recovery basis:
- Small grants of up £30K
- Medium-sized grants of up to £270K
All funded projects need to be working towards three or more of the following outcomes. Vulnerable young people at risk of exclusion have:
- reduced risk of exclusion from school;
- improved individual behaviour;
- greater contribution to positive community activities;
- increased capability to manage emotions;
- improved ability to make responsible choices.
- seek to pilot a new approach, expand or improve services, or reach new beneficiaries;
- provide long-term, intensive support for selected, high-risk groups of young people;
- build on good quality, local provision;
- work in partnership with one or more organisations;
- involve young people in service design and delivery; and
- adopt an asset-based approach to supporting young people.
Projects of interest include:
- structured community-based activities with a focus on skills development;
- mentoring programmes;
- conflict management training and support;
- schools-based life skills and social and emotional training programmes working intensively with selected, high-risk groups; and
- wraparound support for the family and community.
Who can apply?
- registered charities
- community interest companies provided the funding is restricted and used for entirely charitable delivery.
- Apply online here by 3 July.
- Shortlisted applicants will be notified by December 2019, with funding to start in January or February 2020.