Rewarding young people in Tyne & Wear for contributing to the community

  • Grant Range: £750
  • Closing Date: midnight 18 October 2020
  • Apply Online

Community and voluntary groups

About the scheme

The Tyne & Wear High Sheriff's Award Scheme rewards youth organisations that encourage and provide positive pursuits for young people, providing them with role models and helping them to develop into upstanding citizens. To achieve this, the Fund makes awards to community youth projects and other similar not for profit organisations that engage young people aged 10 to 25 in constructive and developmental activities that encourage their personal development and deter them from anti-social activities. The Fund also acknowledges the work of volunteers and encourages the development of young volunteers.

Award winners are encouraged to attend a presentation event in March 2021 to celebrate the work of young people in Tyne & Wear. If circumstances mean a physical event is not possible, an online event will be scheduled.

Who can apply?

Awards are made to charitable organisations based and working in Tyne & Wear. The work must be focused on children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old.

How much can I apply for?

The standard award is £750 and you should enter this as the requested amount on the form at question 22 and as the total budget cost in question 23.

What information should I include in my application?

Your application should demonstrate how the young people are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their project and the wider community. The Fund also recognises work to support young people overcome personal challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group.

Given the recent impact of Covid-19, the Fund also aims to support organisations that provide provision of youth skills, training and employment for young people.

How to apply

The Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 18 October 2020

Please note that you will need to be registered on our grant management system, even if you have previously applied. If you are unsure if you are registered, please contact: general@communityfoundation.org.uk

Only one application per group, per year will be considered.

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