Funding to Tackle Youth Loneliness (England)

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Coop Foundation
30 August, 2018

Charities and other not for profit organisations have until 5pm on the 26th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £80,000 to tackle youth loneliness in the 30% most deprived part of England.   Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network. 

The funding is being made available through the Big Lottery Fund’s Building Connections Fund Youth strand and will be delivered by the Co-op Foundation.  The total amount of funding available is £2 million.

Grants can also support projects that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Being a carer
  • Being unemployed or precariously employed
  • Experiencing bereavement
  • Having a disability or long-term health condition
  • Having been in the care system.

Organisations can apply for up to £80,000, as follows:

  • Up to £10,000 (to be spent between December 2018 and March 2019) to engage young people in co-designing innovations to improve the impact of existing provision on tackling loneliness
  • Up to £70,000 (to be spent between April 2019 and March 2021) to implement and evaluate these innovations.

Successful applicants will be announced in December 2018.


Useful Links:

Full guidance notes

Application form

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