URGENT- Big Lottery Youth Investment Fund for Dudley VCO’s

Eligibility criteria
We will only fund applications from VCSE youth organisations and VCSE led partnerships
that provide frontline, open access youth services that can demonstrate:
 You/your partners have the commitment, capacity and resources to manage an
investment of this scale, (Total grant £150,000 – £750,000).
 That a significant proportion of you/your partner’s beneficiaries are young people.
We consider young people to be those who are 10 – 18 years old (10 – 25 years with
a disability or special educational needs). All of your youth beneficiaries should be
located in the targeted areas.
 You/your partners have an evidenced track record in delivering frontline services
with and for young people.
 You/your partners are based in or be able to demonstrate strong links to the
community you intend to support.
 You have at least three unrelated people on the organisation’s governing body.
We anticipate making the first grant payment around May 2018, and for the final grant
monitoring to be provided no later than 31 March 2021. As such you need to be confident
you can meet these deadlines and start some of your funded activity immediately after
receiving your first payment.

Do you meet the Criteria set out above? if so click the following link to the full guidance documents to see how to apply

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To access an application form you will need to speak with a member of our local or
central team by attending one of the local Youth Investment Fund drop in sessions.
The dates and locations for these sessions are:
West Midlands:
13th September – 9.30 – 12.30
Chapelhouse Community Centre, 100 Chapelhouse Road, Solihull, B37 5HA
14th September – 10.30 – 13.00
One Walsall, Jerome Chambers, 16-16a Bridge St, Walsall, WS1 1HP
15 September – 10.30 – 13.00
Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8EX

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