Skills for Life Fund

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London Community Foundation
The Skills for Life Fund is now open for 2016, thanks to another donation from Prudential PLC. The Fund is now in its third year and we are delighted to be able to continue to support children and young people to improve their life chances. If you are a local charity, voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project that works with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people this grant fund may be able to help.
Fund Themes
Organisations can apply for funding towards projects for children and young people aged 8-18 years, and those who are 18-25 years who are NEET (Not if Education, Employment or Training) or have a Special Educational Need (SEN). Work must focus on lifelong learning and supporting employment readiness among disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, through addressing one or more of the following:
1. Achieve: Increasing educational achievement through additional support outside of the classroom; Tackling barriers to achievement in education or employment for particularly vulnerable groups, and improving their communication skills in preparation for working life
2. Empower: Helping young people to find their own pathways to education, employment, training and enterprise, improving their overall skills in preparation for working life
3. Nurture: Helping parents and carers to support their children’s education and development, including supporting them to improve their own literacy, numeracy, communication and information technology skills in order to increase their engagement in their children’s education.
Please read the Fund Guidelines and guidance notes for completing the online application form before beginning your application.
Please note: there have been some changes to the Fund so please ensure that you have read the correct Fund Guidelines which you can download from the link below.
Grant Size
The maximum grant size is £12,500 for projects of up to one year.

Deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 25th March 2016

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