The primary objective of the Hounslow Youth Local Network is to provide support to youth organisations and projects through:
- Capacity Building, fundraising advice, group development, networking opportunities and one-on-one problem solving surgeries.
- Becoming a vehicle to attract substantial external funding to expand the long term suitability of the youth sector in Hounslow.
- Help YLF fund-holders co-ordinate and promote YLF activities to young people in their locality, facilitate multi-agency working and ensure links with existing local activity
- Share good practice between YLF fund-holders
- Undertake training needs analysis with members to shape the wider training programme to be provided by the GLA’s ‘Impact for Youth’ support
- Help generate local community proposals and support potential bidders to YLF Round;
- Be youth-led – ensuring that young people are effectively and appropriately engaged in the development and delivery of the networks;
- Support YLF fund-holders efforts to develop sustainable business models
The key benefit of the new YLFLN will be:
· To attract major new external funding for local youth activities
· Empower smaller youth groups
· Encourage wider partnership working, sharing best practice and joined up service delivery by the large number of VCS groups working with young people
· Provide a powerful new voice for young people in Hounslow –Instead of duplicating services we hope to incorporate the voice of young people through your youth council
Youth Specific Funders and Other Helpful Resources
Mayor of London Young Londoners Fund
The deadline for the second round of the Mayor of London Young Londoners Fund is Friday 12 July. Funding is available for projects supporting young people aged 10-21 to realise their potential. However they will not award annual grants more than 50 per cent of the last year of your organisations annual turnover. The young people to be supported must be at risk of exclusion or involvement in criminal activity or have been involved in criminal activity. Partnership and consortium applications will be accepted. For more information click here
The Jack Petchey Foundation
The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. They support a wide variety of projects and programmes for young people aged 10-21. For more information click here
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced that Grant Round 2 for 2019 will open on 1st July 2019. To apply for this grant round, applicants must be seeking funding for projects relating to young people aged between 11 and 25 years that meet the following criteria:
Mentoring and support
Clubs and activities
Priority will be given to projects that address mental health.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available for revenue projects only.
Only Registered or exempt Charities may apply. For this Round, eligible charities will have an operating income of a minimum of £100,000 and maximum of £1,000,000.
Grant Round 2 for 2019 will open on 1st July and close on 31st July 2019. For more information click here
In 2019, the SEGRO Community Fund will award grants to projects falling under the theme of employability and, for young people, also youth social action.
This year the Fund has match funding from the #iwill fund to deliver projects focusing on youth social action. Therefore, this year there are slightly different criteria depending on the age group of beneficiaries.
Projects working with young people* can apply for between £5,000 – £10,000 and must:
· Have clear links to increasing the employability skills and prospects of the young people who are taking part in the projects.
· They must also be delivering youth social action focused projects. This can include campaigning, fundraising and/or volunteering opportunities for young people age 10 to 20 years old, or up to 25 for disabled people.
* aged 10-20 and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Projects working with adults can apply for up to £5,000 and must:
· Focus on increasing the employability skills and prospects of participants.
£60,000 is available to fund projects working with young people. £30,000 of this will be donated by SEGRO and the other £30,000 will be matched by the #iwill fund. £30,000 will also be donated by SEGRO for projects working with adults.
To find out more, please read through the SEGRO Community Fund 2019 guidelines which can be found on the London Community Foundation’s website, www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/segro-community-fund.
To make applying as simple as possible, there are two separate application forms. Please make sure you read through the relevant guidelines thoroughly before making an application.
The fund will close on Monday 1st July 2019.