We are pleased to announce that the first round of grants totalling £395,585 has been awarded through the Grenfell Young People’s Fund, an Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund initiative.
10 organisations were awarded funding of up to £15,000 per year over up to three years to support children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Through this fund, funding was made available for organisations who will improve wellbeing for children and young people, enable them to be more engaged and empowered and have a role in society or to support them to become work ready or employed. You can see the full list of organisations funded here.
The Grenfell Young People’s Fund has been developed and is being overseen by a panel of local young people and community members who made decisions about how the outcomes and criteria as well as how the funding is allocated.
There will be two further rounds, with invitations for applications running again later in 2019 and in 2020.
The purpose and design of the Grenfell Young People’s Fund has been decided by the young and local people who make up its Grants Panel, supported by LCF. It is their experience and community expertise which has determined the outcomes, priorities and activities to be funded. As needs naturally change in the community LCF will be supporting the Grants Panel to decide how the fund develops, working collectively and collaboratively.