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  • Buttle UK - Chances for Children Grants

    Created: 20/06/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
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    Buttle UK have announced their grants budget has been renewed and increased for 2024-25. This financial year, Buttle UK will have £5m to support Chances for Children grants across the UK.

    Chances for Children grants support children and young people who have recently come through a crisis. They award grants that support children and young people's education and wellbeing. While their grants can contain funding for household items, it isn't the main purpose of the grant. 

    They fund holistic packages of support for children and young people that can include, but are not limited to:  

    • Items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc.
    • Clothing and school uniforms
    • Social, sporting and leisure activities 
    • Family activities  
    • Items for children’s or young people’s bedrooms 
    • Household items that are not available from other sources and which directly address the children’s needs

    Who can apply

    Applications must be made by a support worker who is working closely with the family or young person. Support workers are also responsible for spending the grant and providing receipts. They do not limit how many Support Workers can apply from an agency, or how many applications a Support Worker can make.

    Support workers can apply on behalf of: 

    • Children aged 2-18 (including 18-year-olds) if living with a parent or carer OR aged 20 and under if living independently with little to no support from their family
    • Children accessing early, primary, secondary or post 16 education/training for a minimum of 12 hours per week
    • Those living on a low income and experiencing financial hardship
    • Those who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on:
      • Their wellbeing
      • Their development and education
    • The family or young person has recently taken action to improve their situation, are actively engaging with support and are moving on from the crisis.

    If you would like to discuss the grant, please Bianca Neville, Grants Development Officer, on 02077 986220.

    How to apply 

    Click here to read the full criteria and apply online. 

    They aim to assess your application within three working days. The time between submitting an eligible application and receiving funding is usually less than three weeks.

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