Comic Relief has announced a £4 million fund for initiatives that use sport to improve the lives of young people who don’t have a secure place to live. The ‘Safe, Secure, Settled’ fund is for projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that will help young people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills. It is part of Comic Relief’s Sport for Change programme and has been announced as part of the build up to this year’s Sport Relief fundraising telethon. Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available for projects lasting between two and four years. The deadline to apply for a grant is 14th June and charities should apply online.
Applications are welcome for a minimum of £100,000 and a maximum of £500,000, over a period of between two and four years. Applications for work in India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya can be made by a locally registered organisation directly delivering the project or in partnership with a UK-based organisation.
Comic Relief expect that projects will contribute to a minimum of one of the following outcomes:
- Children and young people increase and/or sustain their engagement with education
- Children and young people have increased pathways into training or employment
- Children and young people increase life skills
- More children and young people have a safe and supportive network or trusted place to go for advice