Grenfell Young People's Fund open for applications
Kensington and Chelsea Council has contributed to a new Grenfell Young People’s fund which opened for applications this week.
The fund seeks to improve the lives of young people affected by the Grenfell tragedy and the young people themselves get to decide how the money will be used to help their community.
Organisations looking for funding to improve the lives of young people will now have to go before a panel, 80 per cent of which will be made up of young people from the local area.
Groups can now apply for grants of up to £45,000, paid out in installments of £15,000 per year over three years.
The Council donated £431,000 to the £1.27 million fund. The rest of the money comprises £574,000 donated by readers to the Evening Standard Grenfell Appeal, as well as £269,000 from Artists for Grenfell.
Priority will be given to organisations based in North Kensington with annual turnover less than £500,000. To be eligible, groups will seek to improve young lives in at least one of three areas:
1) Wellbeing mental health support, trauma therapy, sport, music and dance
2) Empowerment youth leadership, violence reduction, community cohesion
3) Work ready offering work experience, training, skills or qualifications
Applications for round one of funding should be made by noon on Wednesday 31 October 2018 to The London Community Foundation, the charity that manages the Dispossessed Fund, at: www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/grenfell-ypf
Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7582 5117.