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.

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.

12/06/2019 - 03/07/2019
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