BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation are partnering to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment.
There are concerns that the impact of lockdown and prolonged social distancing post-lockdown will have a particularly detrimental effect on those who are already struggling to gain employment, and it will also reduce the opportunity for others to learn the skills and gain experiences that would help them gain employment when they are older.
The ambition behind this fund is to transform young lives by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment.
Eligible organisations can apply for between £10,000 and £80,000 for work commencing in October 2020.
Funding will be for project and organisational costs, including planning and development for the future, and will support:
- Between 12 and 18 months of delivery
- Working with children and young people aged:
10 to 24 in England
10 to 18 In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Apply to Inspiring Futures via the BBC Children in Need website