The fund aims to support looked after children and young people, and those transitioning from care, to support them to feel emotionally stable and financially secure, and ultimately make sure that they are able to thrive in life.
They want to make a small number of awards to those organisations working in the community and voluntary sector, who are delivering innovative and new projects offering additional value for looked after children at this time, in areas where statutory support is falling short of need, is limited, or in some places at the moment non existent.
Who can apply:
-Registered charities and,
-Constituted community organisations, and CICs, within Northern Ireland, who have experience in, and are working to support looked after children and young people, and those transitioning from care
-Eligible organisations can apply to both funds if they wish, providing it is for two different projects
Funding will be focused on those organisations who can find innovative ways to meet the needs of looked after children and young people, particularly at this time, when usual events and activities may not be able to take place, and mental health issues have been further exacerbated.