Funding News: £2million Fund Open to Youth Loneliness Projects

New funding is available to eligible charities and community organisations across England working to tackle youth loneliness. Up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand is available to expand or enhance their work with young people.

Funding, delivered by the Co-op Foundation, is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England.

Grants can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Being a carer
  • Being unemployed or precariously employed
  • Experiencing bereavement
  • Having a disability or long-term health condition
  • Having been in the care system.

The £11.5 million Building Connections Fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation, set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to support projects in England that prevent or reduce loneliness.

The deadline for applications is 26 September 2018. Successful applicants will be announced in December 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here.