New funding programmes targeting support to young people

The November 2016 edition of Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council features two new grant programmes focusing on young people.

Young People Programme: This programme aims to enable vulnerable young people to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals. The package of support, including a maximum grant allocation of £2,000 per case, will particularly focus on the following three key areas of need: support in accessing education, employment and training; safe and comfortable accommodation; maintaining positive emotional and physical wellbeing.

Young People Leaving Care Grants: This new funding stream is expected to spend over £2 million each year for five years and welcomes applications which ensure care leavers are more easily able to form healthy relationships that help them make a successful transition to adulthood, and ensure young people leaving care receive a consistently high standard of statutory support that has been informed by their views. Funding is limited to the charitable work of organisations and could be for core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads.

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