COVID-19 Next Step Grants Programme
Children in Need has launched a new programme to fund sustained responses to the COVID-19 situation for organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people.
Grants of between £5,000 and £80,000 are available to help with more complex service adaption, including additional staffing requirements.
Priority will be given to organisations that
- Target children and young people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funder recognises that the current crisis increases pre-existing inequalities.
- Have mission statements which focus on supporting and empowering a particular group or community experiencing disadvantage.
- Respond confidently in a local area and are best placed to do so. The programme wants to fund organisations that have the reach and trust of the communities/communities of interest they serve.
- Can prove a track record of engaging disadvantaged children and young people over the last two years.
The deadline for applications is 1 July.
Find out more here.