The Surrey Young People’s Fund was established in October 2014 to support disadvantaged young people in Surrey to gain access to training and employment.
Grants are awarded by a panel of experienced volunteers who have a passion for assisting young people in Surrey improve their employment prospects.
Grants support individuals aged 16-25 at the time of application who are resident in Surrey and show the motivation to achieve their goals. Feedback will be required after any grant is awarded.
Applicants should be in one of the following five target groups:
- Over 18 and unemployed (working less than 16 hours per week)
- Aged 16 -18 and not in full-time or part time school or college education or work-based learning, such as an apprenticeship
- Educational under-achievers (having achieved or likely to achieve fewer than 5 GCSEs grades A-C, or equivalent)
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- In or leaving care
Grants from the Surrey Young People’s Fund will typically be between £50 and £200 and can fund items directly related to enhance the young person’s employability skills, either through:
- Qualifications, certificates or licences
- Vocational or technical skills, or
- Self-development opportunities which improve social skills, motivation and confidence
Requests should fall into one of the following categories:
- Course fees
- Travel costs (for education, training or employment)
- Childcare (for short term education or training)
- Equipment, materials or tools
- Work or training related clothing
- Volunteering/work placement costs
- Online learning
Applications must come from a worker or trained volunteer who is part of an organisation that is supporting the applicant and is capable of assessing their needs.
Download the Surrey Young People’s Fund Report 2014 -2016 for more information.
You can also download a Surrey Young People’s Fund flyer to help us spread the word about this Fund.