Buttle UK - COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund

Buttle UK has established The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund with the support of National Lottery funding. They are working with The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver £2 million in National Lottery grants to support vulnerable children and young people adversely impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

This National Lottery funding is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s wider COVID-19 emergency response for communities. Other funders including Comic Relief, Masonic Charitable Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation have also made contributions to the fund – meaning that a total of £5m is available, before the end of March 2021, to provide an emergency response directly to children living in poverty and crisis who are at risk of being left behind by the pandemic.

Note: They provide grants to individuals that meet their criteria, they do not provide funding for organisations. Individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in life. They can fund items and activities to help improve social and emotional wellbeing and increase capacity to engage in education and learning.

They can only accept applications from frontline professionals working closely with the children/young person, who have carried out at least one home visit, and made a full assessment of the children’s/young person’s needs. The professional will also need to supervise grant spend, upload receipts and complete an evaluation survey.