In celebration of 15 years of giving grants to youth projects in London and Essex, the Jack Petchey Foundation is delighted to be launching a new grants programme. This programme will have £225,000 to distribute to worthwhile causes - nearly a quarter of a million!
This unique programme will offer grants in a different way to the Foundation’s regular programmes. It is an open programme simply asking registered charities to put forward projects that are in line with the Jack Petchey Foundation’s vision and mission. Head of Project Grants, Gemma Dunbar says ‘this is a really exciting opportunity for the Foundation to broaden the support we can offer to young people in London and Essex. Having such a broad criteria should allow charities to put forward projects that really address the need and focus on both gaps in provision, and their own expertise in delivery. We are really excited to see what projects will be put forward for funding.’
The Foundation will use a panel of young people to help assess the grants. Following this those charities who are successfully shortlisted will receive a visit from one of the Foundation’s professional grants officers. Gemma Dunbar continues ‘the fact that young people will be involved in the decision making is great step for the Foundation and we are delighted to be able to consult with young people in this manner. We are confident the projects selected will benefit from having been shortlisted by the some of the very people they will be aiming to support.’
The programme is open to registered charities with an annual turnover of between £60,000 and £850,000. The initial round involves completion of a short application form. The closing date for these applications is Friday 30th January 2015.
For more information on this funding opportunity please click here.
For learn about some of our proudest moments over the last 15 years click here!
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