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Small grants for projects that benefit young people - 27/11/2015

Cambridgeshire Youth Grants

Small grants for projects that benefit young people

1. Introduction

Youth Grants fund projects with young people, aged 10 – 18 years and living in Cambridgeshire (up to 25yrs if a young person has a special educational need or is disabled)

Projects should be completed by 1 April 2017

2. What should projects achieve?

Projects must do at least one of the following:

  • Help young people develop their own initiatives
  • Help young people participate in their community
  • Motivate other young people to take part
  • Develop opportunities for young people to explore, be creative and play

Projects should also contribute to at least one of the Area Partnership Priorities

  • Improve young people’s emotional health and wellbeing
  • Increase young people’s work readiness or reduce the number of young people who are Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET)
  • Support New Communities
  • Reduce the impact of Child Poverty
  • Encourage young people to be involved in decision making
  • Raise awareness of or reduce incidents of Child Sexual Exploitation

3. How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £3,000

If you can demonstrate some match funding (in cash or in kind) this will be an advantage

4. Presenting your application

You can present your project in one of 3 ways:

  • A word document (up to 750 words)  You can use photographs to illustrate your application
  • A PowerPoint presentation (up to 15 slides with less than 50 words per slide) 
  • A video presentation (10 minutes maximum)

Your application should describe:

  • What your project aims to achieve (which of the points in paragraph 2 it will address)
  • Why your project is needed
  • Who will benefit and how they will benefit
  • Where and when it will take place
  • How your project will be carried out, including how you are going to use the funding
  • How you will record what you have done and what you have achieved
  • How the project will help your work be more sustainable

If awarded a grant you will have to submit a report within 8 weeks of finishing or by 1 May 2017 (whichever is soonest)

Submitting your application

You need to fill in this application form as well as completing your presentation.

Down load these instructions and an application form here