LandAid, the property industry charity, has launched its latest grants application programme, committing £1million annually. Capital grant funding worth £75,000 to £150,000 is now available for UK registered charities working with disadvantaged children and young people.
In addition to monetary support, charities can also apply for free professional property advice as LandAid makes the intrinsic link between the resources of the property industry and the needs of its charity partners.
The grants are for building projects in the UK, and can involve refurbishment, conversion, extension, new build and work to outdoor spaces. The spaces are to be used to provide support for children and/or young people up to 25 years old, who are experiencing social and/or economic disadvantages.
Grants will be awarded to charities that provide:
-Housing for young people who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless
-Support for young people to give them a positive and safe environment to progress in life and education
-Rehabilitation for young people who have been in trouble or are excluded from mainstream education and need support to become healthy and positive about their futur
-Life skills, recognised qualifications and structured support to find work
LandAid expects to award up to seven charities grants of average £100,000 in 2015/16, and also to award up to a further seven grants of average £100,000 in 2016/17. The deadline for submissions is 10am Monday 20 October 2014.
Joanna Averley, Chief Executive of LandAid, said: “Thanks to the collective effort and generosity of its property industry partners, each year LandAid commits at least £1million in funding for buildings and facilities to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. The vital difference LandAid is making is now backed up by match funding and our pro bono programme which provides free professional advice to charities facing issues with their property. LandAid provides a clear demonstration of how the property industry is uniting to help disadvantaged children and young people.”