The Skinners’ Company is inviting applications for its Charities Program. The Charities Program is a funding program that supports NEET young people to move into employment or become employment ready.
Education is a central theme for the charity and so they particularly (but not exclusively) look to support programmes of work where young people receive a vocational qualification. They look to support projects with a track record of success, or where the specific model of work is proven to be successful.
Atwell recognises that disadvantage is complex, experienced as many interlinked challenges. They look to support work that is responding holistically to the needs young people face.
They also recognise that immediate employment may be beyond some young people initially. Where this is not possible, clear progression routes should be evident – such as moving on to further qualifications or through developing clearly employable skills during the project.
- Young people attain a vocational qualification
- The project offers long-term tracking of beneficiaries, to establish quality outcomes
- The project is operating in partnership with other local organisations
- Work based in England and Wales (with priority given to London and Kent, the historic areas of Company activity)
- Grants of up to £10,000 per-year are available, with awards for three years open to consideration.
They Don’t Fund
In addition to what they will fund, there are a range of things that Atwell does not fund:
- Work that does not support young people into employment or to become employment ready
- Projects that have no community or charitable element
- Retrospective funding, deficits or loans
- Organisations which are not a registered not-for-profit organisation
- Organisations with an annual turnover £1,000,000
- Organisations with reserves of more than 12 months' expenditure
- Organisations that do not provide direct services to clients
- Organisations which applied to them unsuccessfully within the previous 18 months
- Capital Costs
- Services which are a statutory responsibility
- Projects that are purely for the advancement of religion or politics (this does not exclude faith based charities, however they may ask for a copy of your non-proselytizing policy)
- Overseas work
The eligibility criteria for the programme is as follows:
- Projects that support NEET young people to move into employment or become employment ready
- Where successful outcomes can be evidenced
- The project is run by an registered not-for-profit organisation, with at least one set of audited or independently examined annual accounts
- The charity’s annual turnover does not exceed £1,000,000
For more information, visit Lawrence Atwell’s Charity Programme.
For more information, visit https://www.skinners.org.uk/atwell/charities/