The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched the UK Youth Parliament Grant 2023-25 on Monday 7th November 2022. The grant programme has a deadline for applications of 23:59 on Sunday 18th December 2022
The key objective of the UK Youth Parliament is to support young people across the UK to participate in the democratic process, participate in the development of policy affecting them and enable young people to express their voices and be heard on issues that matter to them.
The grant competition is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations in England to apply for funding. The criteria are:
o Applications should be for up to £750,000.
o The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant organisation’s, or consortium’s collective annual income for the financial year.
o Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they can carry out activity across all four nations of the United Kingdom.
o Applications should be able to demonstrate the organisation’s ability to adapt delivery based on external circumstances, including COVID-19 restrictions.
o Applicants must be able to draw down and complete all funded activity by 31 March 2025.
o Applicants should demonstrate that they will be able to secure external investment and partnerships to add value to this grant, and
o Applications must include details of arrangements for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as part of their planned activities.
DCMS will be running two webinars on the following dates:
o Tuesday 15th November from 10:00-11:00am, and
o Thursday 17th November from 14:00-15:00pm.
These webinars are designed to explain the grant and answer any questions. If you would like to attend one of the webinars, please contact Rachel Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the Youth parliament Grant 2023-25 can be found on the GOV.UK website.