Last updated 28th March 2024

London Youth have partnered with Community Links Bromley and Bromley Children & Families Voluntary Sector Forum to deliver a project that tackles the issue of funding and support for cold spots in outer London boroughs. The project is all about supporting small, local youth organisations in Bromley to access the funding and support they need. 

About this Project 

More and more families are being priced out of central London which has led to increasing numbers of young people living in outer London boroughs. In fact, 62% of young people aged 0-11 in London now live in an outer borough. We are aware that local people are responding, and new community-driven organisations are starting up offering local young people out-of-school opportunities. These frontline organisations, often born out of social action, are responding to need in their boroughs. However, because they are situated in outer London, they are often playing catch up with larger more established charities in terms of building skilled teams of staff, developing partnerships and being able to offer a full range of out of school provision. There are a number of ‘cold spots’ in outer London where community youth organisations require particular support and Bromley is one of those boroughs. 

Aims of the project

  • Establish what barriers small youth organisations in face in relation to accessing the funding, training and support they need to flourish. 
  • Provide an easily accessible grants scheme for youth organisation delivering in the borough.
  • Work with the local partners to tailor start up support for small, nascent youth organisations within Bromley.
  • Develop London Youth’s offer to better meet the needs of youth organisations based in outer London boroughs. 

About the grants  

London Youth have secured £20,000 to help support those hardworking, grassroots community organisations who are delivering frontline support for young people living in Bromley. London Youth understand how much time Youth Workers spend writing bids and that this work can often pull them away from face to face delivery.  This grants scheme has been designed to be as simple as possible to eliminate any barriers to applying. 

Applicants will be able to apply for a grant of up to £5,000

These grants can be used for anything, as long as it benefits children and young people living in Bromley (Age 5 – 19 and up to 25 years old if the young people have a physical or learning disability). You can use these grants to cover core costs such as staffing costs, venue or transport hire, organisational and staff development.  

RESTRICTIONS – London Youth are not able to fund the following types of organisations:  

  • Religious groups – if the funding is intended to help support the promotion of a religion/faith 
  • Unregistered / unincorporated community organisations 

Eligibility

To apply for a cold spots grant your organisation needs to: 

  • Be a registered charity (have charity status from Charity Commission) OR a registered company (e.g. not for profit company or Community Interest Company). 
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £1 million. 
  • Currently work with young people in the London borough of Bromley. 
  • Be willing and able to provide basic information for due diligence. 

How to apply

Organisations will need to complete a simple online application form, a due diligence form and create a clear budget that supports their application.

Please find copies of these documents below:

Key dates 

Applications for the grants scheme opened on Thursday 28th March 2024 at 12 noon.

Applications will close three weeks later on Thursday 18th April 2024 at 12 noon (Any submissions after this deadline will not be considered).

Click the button below, or visit https://communitylinksbromley.awardsplatform.com/, to begin or return to your application. 

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