Deadline: 7 February 2020
Comic Relief is excited to be working in partnership with The KFC Foundation to advance work under their Safe Place to Be Pillar, recognising that early-intervention is key to ensuring young people can create a positive future where they can live with dignity and access not only basic housing, but the ability to create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.
They would like to fund proposals focused on young people aged 11 – 25 years old from groups under-served by current services, because they believe that services should be inclusive and support those most in need. They will only fund proposals that clearly outline how they will support young people to succeed in adulthood. For example, by providing holistic support through mentoring or coaching, building life skills or improving young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment.
Proposals must clearly demonstrate how they will help young people build a positive future, so they build the skills necessary to live with dignity and access not only basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure and be working with one or more of the following priority groups:
- Young people experiencing homelessness or insecure housing.
- Young offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending.
- Care leavers – The broad definition of a care leaver (as described by the Care Leavers Association) is “Any adult who spent time in care as a child (i.e. under the age of 18). Such care could be in foster care, residential care (mainly children’s homes), or other arrangements outside the immediate or extended family.
- Young carers – The official definition of a young carer is ‘…a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (of any age, except where that care is provided for payment, pursuant to a contract or as voluntary work).’ Children and Families Act 2014 Section 96.
- Young parents – defined as young women and men who became or will become parents at 21 years old or younger.
- They will fund investments from £100,000 to £200,000.
- Funding is available for a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 36 months.
Please note they will not fund:
- sports-based programmes
- interventions without any long-term impact or support
- social action projects such as youth voice work (e.g. youth parliament)
- projects focussed on a ‘one-off’ event such as a residential
- generic youth work activities (not tailored to their priority groups)
For more information, visit https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/future-lookin-good