Care Leavers Programme offers £40,000 of funding to organisations supporting young care leavers.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation has launched a £40,000 Care Leavers Programme, thanks to funding from The Local Authorities’ Mutual Investment Trust Limited and a generous local donor.

The Foundation offers grants of £5,000-£10,000 to local authorities and charitable organisations supporting young care leavers.

The funding aims to help address the multitude of challenges that care, leavers, face and provide experiences or opportunities from which they may not otherwise benefit.

Applications can be made for projects, including courses, excursions, and activities.

The Foundation is also inviting applications to support individual beneficiaries. Among other eligible expenditures, grants can be offered to cover driving lessons, deposits, furniture, and other essentials. The funding can also be used for educational support, including bursaries, costs of meals and travel, as well as equipment.

This programme adds to the Foundation’s existing offering of support for looking after children and care leavers. Their Outlook Fund has been funding local projects for over 10 years, supporting over 7,000 looked-after children and care leavers in this time.

The Foundation is inviting applications for grants from the Care Leavers Programme until 1 May 2024.

To find out more and apply, visit

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