This fund offers grants of up to £12,000 over 3 years to support young people in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) that face difficulties and disadvantages, with a focus on looked after children.


Who can apply?
Non-profit organisations
Maximum grant
Up to £12,000 over 3 years
Eligible area
Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough)
1 May, 1 November

Fund criteria

The definition of a looked after child

A looked after child is a child in the care of a local authority for more than 24 hours, either through a care order made by a court or a voluntary agreement with their parent(s) to accommodate them. They may be looked after:

All unaccompanied asylum seeking children are also looked after children.

Project eligibility

Supporting looked after children

Priority is given to work with looked after children that achieves one or more of the following outcomes:

The fund aims to award at least 50% of the funding directly to organisations supporting looked after children.

Reducing the risks of children and young people going into care

The fund supports projects working to reduce the risk of children and young people going into care. This could include projects that:

Supporting care leavers

The fund also supports projects that provide support for care leavers, including young people over the age of 18.


Find out more about applying for the Care Leavers Programme

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