COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund

This fund has been established in partnership with Buttle UK and the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver £2 million in National Lottery grants to support vulnerable children and young people.

Since April 2020, applications to Buttle UK have more than doubled. They have increased their grants budget, with generous support from the National Lottery Community Fund, Comic Relief and others.

The Chances for Children grants are, as always, targeted at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. However, grants will be tailored to meet the current and changing needs as the immediate, and longer-term, impact of the Covid-19 crisis becomes clear.

Individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in life are available for items and activities to help improve social and emotional wellbeing and increase capacity to engage in education and learning.