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Building Brighter Futures by EMR 2024 Grants Programme
Building Brighter Futures by EMR 2024 Grants Programme
Closing date 24/03/2024
Theme Helping charities to transform the lives of young people
Max Grant £40000
Grant Making Principles Building Brighter Futures 2024 Programme Criteria

A minimum of £200,000 is available for projects supporting young people, in line with the programme criteria,  delivered within a 5 or 10 mile radius of an EMR Yard in the following geographies:-

up to 5 miles from an EMR Yard in:

Cheshire / Warrington (5 miles from the EMR Headquarters in Warrington WA5 7NS)
Greater Manchester

up to 10 miles from an EMR Yard in:

South West

For a full list of EMR sites visit:

Important Note Regarding the Maximum Grant Size:-

Typical grant size will be between £8,000 and £10,000.

However, the programme will consider funding a single project in a region, up to a maximum of £40,000, over six months, which meets all the programme criteria and stands out to the Grants Panel, as having  demonstrable impact – for example; through scaling up tried and tested activity, use of latest good practice/innovation, partnership working, to achieve more – or greater reach.

Please read the programme criteria document FULLY  before applying.

The programme can fund :-
  • Projects for young people between the age of 11-19 or up to 25 years old for young people with additional needs.
  • Projects which deliver improvements in young people’s perception of their personal development and sense of purpose
  • Projects that improve Relationships – helping young people to develop the right network around them
  • Projects that support Health and Wellbeing – whether that’s helping them to feel happier, better manage feelings and emotions, increase their confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem or make more informed choices
  • Projects that support Careers and Education – that open doors for young people and help them to build important new skills; achieve their full potential in education or move into a job or start work-related training
To apply you must:-
  • Be a small to medium-sized charitable organisation – with an income of no more than £500,000. Regional organisations are not eligible to apply.
  • Demonstrate that the project is designed to support young people between the ages of 11 and 19, or up to 25 years of age for people with additional needs
  • Have a strong understanding of the issues affecting young people and a proven history of delivering services and activities, making a positive difference to their lives
  • Have the expertise to collaborate effectively with partners, referral agencies and other stakeholders
  • Have robust outcome monitoring and reporting methods and be able to contribute to the Fund’s Social Value questionnaires required for this grants programme (see programme criteria)
The strongest projects will be able to show how their work:-
  • Delivers activities with measurable impact based on one or more of the key objectives
  • Uses best practice methods to contribute to long-term impact in young people’s lives
  • Is shaped by young people, addressing their feedback and their needs
  • Provides sustainability of support beyond the 6-month grant

How to apply

Once you have confirmed your eligibility, click on the Apply Now button below. The Grant Making Principles and Building Brighter Futures Programme Criteria are there to help you prepare your application.  Please note that for this programme, CCF’s normal geographical criteria are superseded by the criteria above. If you are awarded a grant, please note the monitoring requirements for your grant outlined in the Building Brighter Futures Programme Criteria.

Deadline to apply

Midnight on 24/03/2024


We expect to notify successful applicants in early June 2024 – projects must deliver over a six month time-frame June to December 2024.