The BlueSpark Foundation provides funding for projects which aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. Projects which the Trustees consider to help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people (aged 5-22) will be prioritised.
There is no maximum amount you can apply for however grants typically do not exceed £5,000. Grants will only be awarded for the amount requested in the application and will not be scaled back to a lesser amount. Please do not apply for more than the amount you require as this will reduce the chances of your application being successful.
The Foundation prefers to fund relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without their support. Funding provided by BlueSpark Foundation must be crucial to your project rather than marginally incremental to its funding.
Match funding is not a prerequisite however, if an organisation is able to raise part of the cost of a project itself, that will be looked upon favourably particularly if you are apply for more than £2,000.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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