Berkshire Community Foundation Give a Child a Chance – deadline 10 May 2021

Article date
12 April 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Grants will be made to individual children and groups that work with children up to and including the age of 18 (and up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs (SEN)). The fund aims to help children:

  • With physical or learning disabilities.
  • Psychological and behavioural disorders.
  • Living a disadvantaged life e.g. with a life-limiting illness.
  • Suffering from financial hardship

Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability.

Who can apply?

Applications are accepted from groups or for individuals. Groups applying for support must:

  • Be a community group or charity working in Berkshire.
  • Clearly demonstrate that your project will make a measurable difference to Berkshire children suffering from disadvantage.

Individual grant applications:

  • Are available for children up to and including the age of 18 (or 25 with SEN), with a maximum grant award of £1,000.
  • Can only be made via a recognised support agency working with the child.
  • Are open to children living within the county of Berkshire who have permanent leave to remain.

Please note: grants cannot be made directly to an individual. Payments are made to the support agency making the application in order that it assumes responsibility for the money being spent as agreed by the committee.

What are the funding priorities?

When reviewing applications, the following is taken into consideration:

  • Whether the project matches the fund’s criteria.
  • The amount of funding received in the previous 12 months.
  • Project timelines.
  • Any outstanding monitoring reports for previous grants made.

If you are interested in applying, please check your eligibility via the following link:

If your organisation is eligible you can then complete the Eligibility Quiz (see link below). If you meet the criteria of the fund, you will be sent a link to an application form.

Is there a deadline?

10am, Monday 10 May 2021.

Further information, how to apply and eligibility quiz