Kent County Council’s Reconnect Locality Grant seeks to fund initiatives, activities, and opportunities that help children and young people (aged between 0 to 19 or up to 24 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities) reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives.
Activities funded by this programme will need to meet at least one of the following priorities:
- Address gaps in core learning in science, technology, English, art and maths.
- Support young people to develop their speech, language, communication and social skills to support success in education.
- Engage those who are:
- struggling to return to school
- not participating in learning.
Health and happiness
- Promote the health and happiness of children and young people from identified communities whose emotional wellbeing has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, (including Black and Minority Ethnic, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, LGBTQ+ children with a social worker, children with special educational needs, young carers and siblings and children affected by domestic abuse or bereavement).
- Support young people whose school attendance is being affected by anxiety.
Sport, activities and the outdoors
- Promote sports and leisure opportunities for young people and make sure the opportunities are sustainable.
- Make sure there is a family approach to sports and outdoor activities.
- Offer training, development and volunteering opportunities for young people in sports and leisure settings.
Friends, family and community
- Deliver local events for children and young people.
- Make sure transport isn’t prohibitive to young people accessing activities and events.
- Deliver support for early years, including provision for under 2s, to support childhood development and socialisation.
- Provide activities and support for vulnerable and hard to reach groups of young people (including children with a social worker and disabled children).
- Generate more work related opportunities for young people (work experience, volunteering, part time jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships). Activities related to reducing youth employment should support young people up to age 24.
- Improve the delivery of careers and employability guidance in education settings.
- Support young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) and those at risk of NEET.
- Support the transition of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) into work.
The activities need to be inclusive and provide equal access to all children and young people between now and the end of August 2022.
You can apply for a Reconnect Locality Grant if you are:
- a group or organisation who delivers services for children and young people in Kent (including district, town and parish councils, schools and early year settings, and religious groups as long as the project brings a wider community benefit)
- properly constituted and have a current bank account.
Small organisations, schools and early years settings can apply for up to £2,000 of grant funding, but it cannot be used for activity within funded session times (for example, for additional classroom support or learning resources).
Larger community organisations, who have received funding from Kent County Council, district councils or the national lottery within the past 3 years*, can apply for up to £8,000 per application. If you’re applying for between £2,000 and £8,000, you must submit evidence of previous funding as part of the application.
*Excluding recipients of small grants (£1,000 or less) in round 1 of Reconnect which were awarded in July 2021.
Deadline: Sunday 24 October 2021
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