One Walsall is committed to supporting youth sector providers across the borough. We have identified the following funding opportunities for youth groups.
This is a £1.75 million fund designed to provide large grants to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men aged 11-20 with mental health problems. The fund seeks to support projects that deliver specialised mental health provision and that put the needs of young men at the heart of their work. Grants of between £100,000 and £150,000 are available and priority will be given to applications which plan to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs and interests are met effectively; are working with young men from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or those with co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health problems; use activity based interventions as a tool of engagement; promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models; and ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations. Comic Relief expects to fund a minimum of 25% of the total costs of the proposed activities in order to ensure that they have contributed to the work in a meaningful way. The closing date for applications is the 13th October 2017.
For some children during the school holidays there is a vital food provision gap that needs filling. Not-for-profit organisations such as registered charities, schools and community groups that want to provide good food as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes can now apply for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 from the Children’s Health Fund. Applications at the higher end of the scale will be for projects looking to expand their work. The closing date for applications is 5pm the 6th October 2017. The Board will meet in November to decide which applications will receive funding. Awards will be announced in December.
Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities.
The aim of the programme is to encourage and test locally developed solutions for creating safer communities. Walsall Active Citizens’ is about encouraging, empowering and supporting organisations, local residents and groups of residents to deliver their own solutions to making their community safer. We want applications for small, local projects that identify challenges to community safety and bring their own innovative solutions to tackling them; building or sustaining safer communities.
These are small grants of £300-£7000 open to voluntary/community groups who are based in Walsall. You must have a constitution and a bank account in order to apply for a grant. The Community Chest supports community and voluntary groups, encouraging people throughout Walsall to become involved in the regeneration of their communities and neighbourhoods.
Several of these funds are currently underspent in Walsall so if you think that you may be eligible don’t be put off by the application process or short timescales in which to submit a bid.
One Walsall has a team of experienced Development Workers who are all familiar with writing successful bids and can support you through the application process. Please contact your local Development Officer at One Walsall by calling 01922 619840 or e-mail email@example.com