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Funding: Steven Gerrard Foundation Grants Programme

Status:Open to applications
Start Date:25 January 2012
Application Deadline:09 March 2012
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Description
Grants are available to UK registered charities for projects that support disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 18 years in the UK.
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Details
Maximum Value:£ 30,000

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Value Notes
A maximum grant of £10,000 per year for up to three years is available.

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Extended Description
The Steven Gerrard Foundation was set up as a registered charity in February 2011 by Steven Gerrard with the Consortium for Street Children to award grants to charitable organisations throughout the UK that work with disadvantaged children and young people.

The grants programme is intended to provide relief to children and young people in need, whether through illness, family breakdown, disability, involvement in the streets, financial or educational disadvantage.

Although the foundation operates in the UK and worldwide, the foundation will focus on Liverpool, the home town of Steven Gerrard.

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Latest Information
Deadline: 9 March 2012

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Key Criteria
To be eligible, applicants must:

•Be a UK registered charity.
•Have a track record of at least two years delivering effective support to disadvantaged children.
•Support equal opportunities.
•Be able to provide a copy of their Child Safeguarding/Protection Policy and latest annual accounts.
•Have the necessary insurance, safety procedures and policies required to run the project effectively.
•Be able to start the project within three to six months of the grant cycle closing.
Projects should support disadvantaged children and young people who are under the age of 18 years.

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Eligible Expenditure
Cost associated with eligible projects.

Projects, can be new or existing, and should focus on one or more of the following themes:

•Children with disabilities.
•Children and health.
•Children and family breakdown.
•Street children.
•Children and education.
Projects should also address at least one of the Steven Gerrard Foundation's guiding principles:

•Enabling all children to reach their full potential.
•Meeting children’s immediate and long term needs, as outlined by children themselves.
•Placing children’s safety and well-being at the heart of what the group does.
•Sharing learning to enable projects to develop and grow.
•Supporting projects which deliver quality over quantity.
The Foundation welcomes a wide range of projects. The following are examples of what might be funded:

•A physiotherapy project for children with disabilities to help them become more mobile.
•A drama project which helps children with mental health issues to grow in confidence.
•A mentoring project for children affected by family breakdown to support them in making key life choices.

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Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is not a stipulated requirement.

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Restrictions
The following are not eligible for funding:

•Individuals.
•Charities registered outside the UK.
•New charities.
•General appeals.
•General running costs.
•Research.
•Organisations set up for the sole purpose of generating income.
•Statutory organisations or work that is primarily the responsibility of local/national authorities.
•The independent education sector.
•Charities lacking a Child Safeguarding/Protection Policy.
•Retrospective funding.
•Loans.
•Promotion of political or religious views.
•Charities which do not support equal opportunities. This includes any organisation which discriminates against children including on the grounds of religion or race.
•Organisations which do not have the insurance, safety procedures and policies required to run the project effectively and with the best interests of children, staff and volunteers as a priority.
•Financially unstable organisations.

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Application Procedure
Information on how to apply can be found on the Steven Gerrard Foundation website.

It is preferred that applications are submitted by email, although posted ones will be accepted.

Contact the Steven Gerrard Foundation for further information.

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Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:Enquiries
Steven Gerrard Foundation
Telephone:01704 320045
Contact details:Leonora Borg – SGF

Consortium for Street Children
The Oasis Centre
75 Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7HS
Telephone:020 7921 4560