Building Connections Fund Youth Strand

15th August 2018

The Youth Strand of the Building Connections Fund is open for applications.

Grants of up to £80,000 are available to expand or enhance projects tackling youth loneliness with young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England. Charities, voluntary and community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply.

“The fund can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Being a carer
  • Being unemployed or precariously employed
  • Experiencing bereavement
  • Having a disability or long-term health condition
  • Having been in the care system.”

“Organisations can apply for up to £80,000, as follows:

  • Up to £10,000 (to be spent between December 2018 and March 2019) to engage young people in co-designing innovations to improve the impact of existing provision on tackling loneliness
  • Up to £70,000 (to be spent between April 2019 and March 2021) to implement and evaluate these innovations.”


Please read the guidance notes in full before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 26 September 2018 (5pm).