Grenfell Young People's Fund

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The Grenfell Young People’s Fund is an Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund initiative. The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund was set up in 2010 to help grassroots charities tackling poverty, inequality and exclusion across the capital. 

On the day of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the Evening Standard newspaper and The London Community Foundation launched a fundraising campaign for those affected by the fire. In the subsequent months, The London Community Foundation received funds from other appeals, including the #Game4Grenfell football match (whose proceeds were added to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund), the Artists for Grenfell fundraising single, the FA Community Shield football match and from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

The aim of this fund is to improve the lives of children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Themes

Through this fund, we want to provide funding for organisations who can provide the following outcomes for the children and young people being supported:

• Children and young people have improved wellbeing
• Children and young people are engaged, empowered and have a role in society
• Young people are ‘work ready’ and/or employed

Eligibility

  • Organisations directly supporting children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire will be prioritised for funding. Projects indirectly supporting children and young people (e.g. through supporting parents and carers) may be considered. No more than 20% of organisations funded in this Round will be where children and young people are indirectly supported.
  • Priority will be given to organisations who are locally based in North Kensington. Up to a maximum of 20% of overall Grenfell Children and Young People’s Fund money can be made available for organisations who are based outside of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. All organisations who are not based in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will have to demonstrate how they work in partnership with local organisation(s).
  • There is no maximum or minimum organisation turnover size. Smaller organisations (under £500,000 income) will be prioritised. A maximum of 20% of organisations funded will have an income of over £500,000.
  • Applications from organisations currently in receipt of funding from Round 1 of this fund will not be eligible to apply.

Grant size

Grants of up to £15,000 per year over 3 years are available, so a total grant of £45,000 will be available per organisation over the 3-year period. Organisations can apply for a maximum of £15,000 per year.

How to apply

To apply to this fund, firstly, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen. Then if eligible, click on the 'Apply' button to complete the online application form.

Deadline 

Midday 23rd October 2019

Contact details

Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at applications@londoncf.org.uk or 020 7582 5117.