Healthy and Happy

Micro Grants Scheme

The theme of our 85th Anniversary year is Happy and Healthy which we believe are both core elements to young people being able to live a fulfilled lives. In order to support developments in these two areas we will be providing three rounds of grant given to our Connected Members in the 2020/2021/22 membership year:


We are offering small grants for young people to access with the following criteria:

– Needs to be young person led
– Needs to be linked to the Healthy and Happy theme
– Potential activities could include: a programme of yoga instruction for a group of young people; resources needed to run a regular sporting or physical activity; development of a campaign of positive messages to share with other young people. Or whatever other creative ideas young people come up with!!
– We encourage, wherever possible, that micro grants are used on activities that will have a sustainable element e.g. trying a new sport, attending training, learning a new skill, the creation of a campaign.

There are two types of grants available:

Micro Grant: Up to £400 We want to support young people to make their ideas for activities around the theme of Happy and Healthy a reality and we encourage young people to think creatively!

Social Action Grant: Up to £1,200 We know that young people who feel connected to their communities through social action activities tend to be happier, have wider friendship groups and have increased resilience and skills. Social action activity proposals must demonstrate a wider community benefit.

Applications are limited to one Micro Grant and one Social Action Grant per organisation for the duration of this funding. 

Applicants must be a NE Youth Connected Member.


We expect all successful projects to produce a short (1-2 minute) video of how the grants have made a difference.


Round 3 Now Closed