Islington Giving’s Young Grant-Makers 2021 are inviting applications from projects that help young people get a picture of what success means for them, and then gives them the right support to get what they need in order to realise their own, individual potential.
These could include projects that:
- Help young people transition out of lockdown, and particularly supporting mental health.
- Develop young people’s life skills to help us at transition points – such as between school and college, college and university, or into work.
- Develop young people’s skills around fields they’re interested in so they can take the next step in their careers.
- Give young people interesting things to do, and the chance to explore their talents, do things they enjoy, or try something new – particularly around creativity, arts, and language skills.
They have £70,000 to distribute. They will consider applications of any amount up to a maximum of £20,000, and projects can be multi-year.
Please note that the programme will not fund:
- Statutory services
- Services that are not free at the point of access
- Advancement of religion and religious groups, unless they offer non-religious activities and support to the local community
- Commercial or for-profit activities
- Work that has already taken place.
To be eligible to apply:
- Charities/constituted community groups must have a management committee of at least 3 unpaid and unrelated people who have ultimate responsibility for the organisation and its finances
- Charitable Incorporated Organisations, Community Interest Companies or Social Enterprises must have a management committee of at least 3 unrelated directors who have ultimate responsibility for the organisation and its finances
- Your organisation must have a governing document or constitution
- Your organisation must have a bank account
- Your organisation must have a safeguarding policy
What they are looking for – criteria
- Projects must be free
- Projects must primarily engage with children and young people aged 11-26.
- Your project may target particular age groups within that range.
- Projects should make sure it represents a range of people from different backgrounds and personalities.
- Projects should provide a safe welcoming environment for participants. This should include compassionate staff who can provide a safe space for young people to seek support around whatever might be going on in their lives.
- Projects should have zero-tolerance around any form of discrimination.
- You should demonstrate that the project allows young people to have a say in the project production and a say and some control over the project.
- You should demonstrate that you are able to reach young people to market your project.