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Open Grants

We periodically offer Open Grant opportunities to those organisations that are a part of our Achievement Award scheme to provide further opportunities for young people across London and Essex.

Applications are now closed for the Open Grants 2021 Reignite Grants.

We received a large number of applications for this grant round and are working hard to assess them all. We hope to notify all applicants of the results by mid December.

For information about our future Open Grants opportunities, sign up to our newsletter here.

Check out some examples of our previous Open Grant projects below – from small grass-roots projects to larger scale developments that will benefit generations of young people to come.

COVID Recovery Fund

Our COVID Recovery Fund, focused on helping youth organisations build back better after the impact of the national lockdowns, started December 2020 and was awarded to 27 youth organisations across London and Essex for a wide variety of projects.

One grantee, Thurrock Swimming Club, used the funds to offer 12 months of free swimming lessons to young carers and young adults with special educational needs. Read the full case study below.

Case Study

 

Giving Something Back Grants

Our Giving Something Back grants was an open grant programme that actually started before the pandemic truly started to affect the country. Kicking off in February 2020, it turns out it couldn’t have come at a better time to support groups mobilise young people to take action and give back to the services they benefit from.

Highlights

The Sir Jack Petchey Stand

The Jack Petchey Foundation was one of several funders contributing to a new multi-purpose pitch suitable for all size football matches, with a designated stand named after Sir Jack Petchey himself at Frenford Club, Ilford.

Case Study

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