LandAid, the property industry charity, is offering £1 million in funding through its grants programme to support disadvantaged young people in the UK.
Registered charities and registered community interest companies in the UK can apply for capital grants of between £20,000 and £150,000 per year to provide spaces, buildings and facilities that will help young people (16 to 25 years old) thrive.
LandAid would like to see applications which outline the applicants plans for the next three years and the range and scale of support that is needed. LandAid is looking for charities that are interested in working in partnership with LandAid, not just on capital projects which are suitable for grant funding, but wider programmes of giving.
Funding is available for the refurbishment, conversion, extension or new build of facilities for disadvantaged young people. Projects should provide or improve buildings or spaces within a building to support young people, such as, providing them with accommodation, independent living skills, educational or employment opportunities.
Smaller grants amounts are also available for revenue projects associated with the capital investment, as part of the £20,000 to £150,000. LandAid is also able to offer a variety of in-kind support, such as free property and building advice, mentoring and work experience opportunities for young people.
Priority will be given to projects that provide support for young people who live in communities which are high in the Indices of Deprivation or directly experience the issues associated with deprivation, many of whom are also NEETs (not in employment, education or training).
In addition to grant funding, LandAid is urging UK charities that work with disadvantaged young people to apply for wider programmes of support where they can receive free expertise from the property industry. In the last year, LandAid has had some successful pro-bono programmes such as the work with the Liverpool Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme where valuable building and project management expertise was provided. This saved the charity thousands of pounds in consultancy costs and demonstrates the value and impact of the wider programmes of support LandAid can offer.
The deadline for applications is 1 October 2012 (5pm).
Further information is available at LandAid’s website.