Bristol Youth and Play Support Programme

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
29th April 2024
Closing Date:
28th May 2024 , 11:00 am
Maximum grant awarded:
£5,000 (up to £10,000 for partnerships)

What is the Bristol Youth and Play Support Programme?

The Bristol Youth and Play Support Programme is a partnership between Bristol City Council and Quartet Community Foundation to support a variety of youth and play activities across Bristol. This programme is for organisations in Bristol that work with local children and young people aged 8 to 19 years (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties).

This grant programme will prioritise funding for activities, projects, or services that meet any of the priorities identified in one or more of the four Youth and Play Development Plans.

Each Youth and Play Development Plan covers a geographic area of Bristol (North, South, East Central, and City Centre). The plans have been collaboratively developed by organisations in the Youth and Play sector, children and young people and Bristol City Council.

Please read the Guide for applicants before applying to learn more about the priorities from each of these Development Plans. There is a link to this document towards the end of this page.

What you can apply for

You can apply for a grant towards a new or existing activity that is working with local children and young people aged 8 to 19 years (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties).

A grant can be towards any reasonable costs for your group/organisation or project, including:

  • Core or running costs
  • Project and activity costs
  • Equipment

A grant cannot be used to reimburse costs already incurred, and you should plan to start spending the grant within six months of it being awarded.

Who can apply

Applicants must be based and working in the City of Bristol. You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • Constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • Constituted group or club
  • Registered charity
  • Not-for-profit company, including Community Interest Companies where they are not limited by shares and most directors receive no payment from the company

Please see our eligibility criteria page for further information. See page here

We recognise that some activities are better delivered when two or more organisations work together. Therefore, we will also consider awarding grants up to £10,000 for partnerships of two or more organisations, provided they meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above on who can apply.

How to apply

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as you like, though do save the form as you go along. Please read through the guidelines before applying. Also we have further information to help you apply. See our Help & Guidance page here.

Decision turnaround

We aim to notify applicants of decisions within 8 weeks of the closing date. You can find out why we take some time to decide here.

Please download and read the Guide for applicants below before applying for a grant.

DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES

Apply online using the link below. You can: return to your online application form as many times as is needed; can save it as you go along; and share the online application link if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.

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