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Grants to Improve the Educational Outcomes & Life Chances of Young Carers & Care Experienced Young People (UK)

The British and Foreign Schools Society is inviting proposals to its grant programme to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers or Care Experienced Young People under the age of 25 in the UK. Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will support schools, academies, colleges and registered charities to help young people to attend and engage in mainstream school life, access further education, employment or training opportunities. The Society is also keen to receive applications for approaches that seek to directly address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on these vulnerable young people. There is a two-stage application process and the deadline for stage one applications is the 13th July 2022.

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Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)

Grants are available for UK primary schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be able to show that at least 40% of their pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. Payments are also made each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop. Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding.

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Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England)

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear blocked drains. The funding could also pay for other items needed such as the hire of skips, pressure hoses or tarpaulins to secure exposed buildings. Any funding for projects that include football will need to be part of a multi-sport offering. Organisations should receive a decision within ten working days.

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