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Frequently Asked Questions for Leader Award Grants

The Leader Award Grant programme allows organisations that are successfully running the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme to apply for a grant of up to £1000 to further enhance their work with young people.

Schools and organisations can invest the money in something special that they would not usually have the funds for. This might be specialist equipment for a sports team or a fun trip out for the whole class! Schools and organisations can use the grant in whatever way they know would benefit young people most.

You can apply through our Community. For more information on the application information required, visit our Coordinators’ Area.

When does the Leader Award Grant Fund open?

Once you have successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme for one full grant period you will become eligible to apply for one Leader Award per scheme every calendar year by submitting your nomination via the Community Area.

Every successful Leader Award winner is eligible to apply for a Leader Award Grant of up to £1000 any time within the calendar year. You are entitled to award one Leader Award and one subsequent Leader Award Grant per calendar year.

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Am I eligible to apply for a Leader Award Grant?

Before completing the application form you must confirm that you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your Leader Award has been approved within the last 6 months, and that you have the reference number to hand
  • This Leader Award has NOT previously received a Leader Award Grant (previously small grant)
  • You are requesting £1000 or LESS from JPF
  • Your project will NOT start before you have received written confirmation that your application has been successful and your organisation has accepted the conditions outlined in the offer letter
  • The TOTAL OVERALL project does NOT exceed £5000
  • Your project benefits MORE than 2 young people
  • Your project does NOT promote any religious or political beliefs
  • Your project will be COMPLETED within 12 months of the grant approval date
  • You will complete a Leader Award Grant Report and provide evidence of spends
  • You have read and understood the Jack Petchey Foundation privacy policy and the guidance notes about how we will use the data you provide in your application

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What is my Leader Award Winner reference no?

This will be the reference number detailed on the Grant Offer Letter sent to the scheme Coordinator. If you need any further assistance please contact the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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How much can I apply for with the Leader Award Grant?

You can apply for a grant of up to £1000 (although the overall project must not exceed £5000). If your project is less than £1000, you can apply for the full amount of your project.

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My project costs less than £1000, so can I add additional items to make up the £1000 that is available?

We want to fund as many applications as possible, therefore we are unlikely to fund items that appear to be additional or do not relate to the project.

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My project comes to more than £5000, can I still apply?

Unfortunately we can only fund projects that cost less than £5000. However if there is an element of your project that is under £5000, you could apply for just this part.

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What can I apply for?

You can apply for items such as equipment, resources, trips, additional items of kit, specialist tuition or sessions.

(Please note that items/trips/projects applied for cannot be purchased/take place or start before the grant offer has been accepted.)

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What can’t I apply for?

We are unable to fund illegal or items that are illicit such as alcohol and cigarettes. In addition we will not fund activities that promote religious or political beliefs. Please demonstrate within the application the benefit that your request will have upon the organisation and young people.

Will I receive the full amount I have requested?

The Jack Petchey Foundation wants to fund as many applications as possible. However on occasions we are unable to fund the full amount requested.

How do I apply?

All schools or organisations with an active and eligible Leader Award winner will be able to apply via our Community.  Please click here to login.

What information do I need to provide?

Please answer all questions on the application form. It is essential that you provide as much information and detail as possible for every question, as this will help us assess your application.

When will I hear if I have been successful?

Applications to the Leader Award Grant will be reviewed on a rolling basis by your Grants Officer. We aim to inform you of an outcome within 8 weeks of submitting the application.

Why might my application be rejected?

The most common reason for rejecting applications is due to applicants not meeting the full eligibility criteria, or a lack of information or detail within the application, and therefore we are unable to assess the benefit that the project has upon the organisation and young people.

If I am successful, when will I be paid?

Once the grant acceptance letter has been returned all payments will be made by BACS.

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