The theme of our 85th Anniversary is Happy and Healthy which we believe are both core elements to young people being able to live a fulfilled lives. We want our young people and member organisations to think about the theme in a holistic way and where possible to propose activities that will combine both health and happiness.


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: Upto £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: Upto £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.

There will be a minimum of two rounds of funding held before March 2021. Applications are limited to one Micro Grant and one Social Action Grant per organisation for the duration of this funding. 


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


Application form – to be completed by staff member
Application form or video – to be completed/created by young people
Only NE Youth Connected Members are eligible to apply- To join CLICK HERE


Applications Open Friday 3rd July 2020

Applications Close Friday 31st July 2020

Applicants will be informed no later than Friday 21st August 2020


Applications Open Thursday 1st October 2020

Applications Close Saturday 31st October 2020

Applicants will be informed no later than Friday 20th November 2020


Please list each Items & Cost relating to your project
If preferred, young people can submit via a video of no longer than 3 minutes in length to Note: Organisations must have parental media consent in place to share videos of young people.
DISCLAIMER - Any incomplete application forms will not pass the sift stage, so please make sure you have answered all the questions. It cannot be guaranteed that your application will be successful or that you will receive the full amount you are applying for. We require your completed evaluation form and video by the agreed deadline set. We will require receipts as proof of expenditure. Money can only be spent on items detailed on the application form. We must be informed of any changes that need to be made to the project, activity, item or budget.