The British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) have created a new programme dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of ‘looked after children’ and young carers in the UK.
Through its funding and non-financial support BFSS wish to pilot novel approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers which can be scaled up so that in time they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment.
BFSS is offering support that will help it achieve the following outcomes:
- Looked after children and young carers are provided supplementary support that results in improved educational attainment.
- Interventions made in the delivery of supplementary educational support for looked after children and young carers are proven to be effective and scalable.
- There is greater alignment and coherence in the work of the voluntary sector ensuring more successful educational outcomes for looked after children and young carers. (Please note that BFSS does not expect applications to this third outcome as it will address this by convening workshops to share experience and support collaborative work.)
Registered charities and organisations with officially recognised charitable status in the UK can apply:
- A UK registered charity.
- A UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
- A UK school, college or university with charitable status or which is an “exempt charity”.
Organisations should have continuous UK accounts for at least three years and an income of at least £5,000 each year.
There is no defined upper limit on income. However, larger organisations should be aware that the funder will normally reject applications from big charities who have ready access to much larger funding sources than BFSS. This is because the funder’s policy is to focus on smaller projects, where its funding comprises a significant proportion of the total being awarded.
- Round Two: 9 April 2018 (Grants Committee meeting on 30 May 2018)
- Round Three: 27 August 2018 (Grants Committee meeting on 17 October 2018)
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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