Chances for Children have individually tailored grants of up to £2,400 for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on their wellbeing and educational engagement.
Arranged by Buttle UK, they fund items and activities to help improve children and young people’s wellbeing and increase their capacity to engage in education and learning.
Who can apply?
They only accept applications from frontline professionals working for a registered charity, housing association or public sector organisation that:
is working directly with the children/young person
have made a full assessment of the child’s or young person’s needs
have carried out at least one home visit (optional for schools and colleges)
If successful, the professional will need to manage the funds, upload receipts within eight weeks of receiving the grant, and complete an evaluation survey.
Download their model for a successful grant application here.
Children and young people must meet the following criteria:
Aged from 2 to 18 (including 18 year olds) if living with parent or carer
Aged 20 and under if living independently with little or no support from their family
Accessing education, learning or training
Living on a low income and experiencing financial hardship
Have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on:
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
Use their short eligibility guide to find out if you and the family you support are eligible for a Chances for Children grant.
What do they fund?
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
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