The Next Steps programme is a response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for between £5,000 and £80,000 for work commencing in September 2020. These grants can last up to 18 months. It is designed for established organisations who are already delivering work in their communities and further afield.
They will prioritise applications from organisations that:
- Target children and young people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (see below). They recognise that the current crisis increases pre-existing inequalities.
- Have mission statements, objects, or aims which focus on supporting and empowering a particular group or community experiencing disadvantage.
- Respond confidently in a local area and are best placed to do so. They want to fund organisations that have the reach and trust of the communities/communities of interest they serve.
- Can prove a track record of engaging disadvantaged children and young people over the last two years.
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