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  • Essentia Foundation

    Created: 15/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
    This item will show under the following categories: Children and Families   Employability   Health and Social Care  

    The Essentia Foundation is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups that will help achieve the following objectives:

    • Improved health and social welfare of children and young people up to the age of 25 years old
    • Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting young people up to the age of 25 years old to move towards employment

    This round of funding is aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland. Grants are to be spent over a period of three years.

    The fund is looking for projects that:

    • Support the participation in mainstream society for individuals with learning disabilities or long-term life limiting health conditions
    • Support young people who face long-term challenges living in poverty and inequality.
    • Support those who have been excluded from school to access or return to education or training opportunities
    • Provide skills and training to those who are furthest from the labour market
    • Aim to improve the health and welfare of children and young people (being those under 25)

    Who can apply

    Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, community companies, and community interest companies if they meet the Fund's minimum governance standards.

    Maximum annual income: £250,000

    How to apply

    Applications should be submitted via the Foundation Scotland website.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 24 June 2024.

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