Description: This fund welcomes applications from projects enabling volunteers to assist young people who are not achieving their full potential.
Type: Project costs
Maximum: The demand on all our funds is high. Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the fund holders. For guidance, the average grant award is £3,000.00
Notes: The fund is open, the panel will be reviewing applications at the beginning of April.
This fund welcomes applications from projects enabling volunteers to assist young people who are not achieving their full potential. The volunteers can do this by using their own experiences of life and work to support and encourage others to grow and develop. Research has proven, a volunteer mentor can make a dramatic difference to the life chances of a young person by helping them break down barriers to achievement, build confidence and resilience, develop vital employability skills and enable the young person to develop a trusting relationship with an unrelated adult.
Examples of what can be supported range from:
Volunteers who are supporting young people to come to terms with a bereavement.
A group of veterans volunteering their time to support and offer one to one mentoring to young offenders.
A group of adults, who as children grew up in care, share their experiences and offer support to the young people currently in the care system.