Comic Relief are working in partnership with The KFC Foundation to advance work under its 'Safe Place to Be Pillar', recognising that early-intervention is key to ensuring young people can create a positive future where they can live with dignity, accessing basic housing and being able to create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.
Proposals should be focused on young people aged 11 – 25 years old from groups under-served by current services, and proposals must clearly demonstrate how they will help young people build a positive future; building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure. Proposals must also be working with one or more of the following priority groups:
Young people experiencing homelessness or insecure housing
Young offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending
Care leavers - The broad definition of a care leaver (as described by the Care Leavers Association) is “Any adult who spent time in care as a child (i.e. under the age of 18). Such care could be in foster care, residential care (mainly children's homes), or other arrangements outside the immediate or extended family”
Young carers - The official definition of a young carer is '…a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (of any age, except where that care is provided for payment, pursuant to a contract or as voluntary work).' Children and Families Act 2014 Section 96.
Young parents – defined as young women and men who became or will become parents at 21 years old or younger.
This is a three-stage process.
1. Expression of interest (your 2 - 3 minute video and 250 words)
2. Full application form
3. Assessment and decision-making
Deadline: for Expression of Interest (a 2 - 3 minute video and 250 words) is 12pm noon GMT on Friday 7th February 2020. Please note that applications received after this time will not be considered.
Stage 2, if your application is taken to the next stage you will be given 3 weeks to submit a full proposal, and the Stage 2 deadline will be at the end of March 2020 (exact date TBC).
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