Skills for Positive Futures – funding opportunity from The Berkeley Foundation

The Berkeley Foundation are making £350,000 available to support community-led organisations working to develop life skills and resilience among children who are vulnerable to involvement in violence. Deadline 3 July 2019.

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Posted: 06/12/2019

The Berkeley Foundation is an independent registered charity
established by Berkeley Group in 2011. They support young people, their
families and their communities across London, the City of Birmingham and the
South of England.

Skills for Positive Futures

This funding programme will work in particular with 8-14
year olds at risk of exclusion, by supporting voluntary organisations to
provide prevention and early-intervention support.

Whilst many factors influence whether a young person will
become involved in criminal activity, evidence shows that young people at risk
of permanent exclusion from school are exceptionally vulnerable (Department of
Education). Many of the risk factors for both involvement in youth violence and
school exclusion are related to young people’s social and emotional skills.

Through this funding programme, they are aiming to support
community-based organisations to deliver targeted early-intervention support
for children at risk of exclusion, equipping them with the skills to make
positive life choices.

Funding available
There is £350,000 of funding available through this
programme, split across two funding pots:

Small grants

£90,000 will be reserved for smaller community-led
organisations with a turnover of less than £1m. They are seeking applications
for three-year projects with a maximum grant value of £30,000.

Medium-sized grants

£270,000 will be reserved for small to medium-sized
voluntary sector organisations with a turnover of less than £2m (including
those with a turnover of less than £1m). They welcome applications for
three-year projects with a maximum grant value of £90,000.

This programme is
open for applications between 3 June – 3 July 2019.

Downloads are here and full funding criteria is here.

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