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NEW Future Communities Fund – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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A NEW unrestricted fund from the Co-op will support organisations with charitable aims (although there is not a requirement to be a registered charity to apply) to help diverse young people become leaders and activists. 

Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 from this round are available from the £1.5m Future Communities Fund. Funding will be available for up to five years. 

Eligible organisations should be working to help diverse young people to become leaders and activists. 

Their working definition of diverse is people who have experience of being marginalised in society due to their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status or any other attribute that impacts their inclusion.  

This round of funding is focused on two strategic priorities, identified by young people:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion, and
  • Youth activism, shared power and transparent governance.

Organisations must also: 

  • Have an annual turnover of £250k or less 
  • Have young people’s voices from all backgrounds and abilities at the core of their delivery 
  • Advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of society 
  • Actively engage with young people from diverse communities in a meaningful and inclusive way 
  • Have experience of removing barriers and providing opportunities for young people 
  • Have experience of delivering meaningful youth social action which supports young people into leadership roles, and
  • Be able to demonstrate they have experience of co-operation/collaboration 

Applications close at 12pm (midday) on 23rd December 2022.

Click here for more information.