Youth led grants programme

Community organisations in Brighton & Hove can apply now to get between £500 and £5,000 to fund projects for young people aged 11-19 (or up to 25 with special educational needs).

We are seeking bids that offer positive activities for young people, using traditional youth work approaches for young people aged between 11-19 (up to 25 if they have special educational needs), that will:

  • improve their mental health
  • will reduce the harm from young people’s alcohol and substance misuse
  • increase volunteering and work experience opportunities
  • increase opportunities for young people to participate in new and challenging experiences
  • support with recovering from the impact of Covid-19

Young people came up with the criteria that the projects need to meet and will also lead on deciding how the funding is allocated.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 it has been agreed that there will be two rounds of funding in 2020/21, both for £65,000 (there will be another round announced in the Autumn).

Apply for funding

The deadline for applications is 11 June 2020. Projects can start from 1 July 2020.

You will need to work with a lead youth organisation (The Hangleton & Knoll Project, The Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton Youth Centre, Allsorts Youth Project, Black & Minority Ethnic Young People's Project or Extratime) who can help with the application. 

Register and apply online using the lead youth organisation's contact details.

Please answer the questions or create a short video to clearly show how the money will be used and who it will benefit.

All applications must be signed by three young people and a youth worker from the lead organisation.

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