Trustees from the newly established grant funder LEAF (Lifeskills Education and Alcohol Foundation) have ambitious plans. They want to see children grow up with the skills needed to negotiate the risks associated with adult life – in particular, that they are able to understand and avoid the harm that can be caused by the misuse of alcohol.
Launched in summer 2014, LEAF has a specific remit to improve children’s lives by investing in evidence-based approaches to life skills and alcohol education. An independent charity, they plan to invest £250,000 every year in effective interventions and in growing the evidence for what works.
Delivering the work
The trustees, all specialists in children’s and youth services, now seek a partner in this task. Specifically, they invite applications from organisations to become LEAF’s managing agent, tasked with identifying suitable projects for funding, managing funded initiatives and reporting on progress. This important role would suit an organisation with experience of managing grants but critically, one that commands authority in the complex field of life skills and alcohol harm reduction.
LEAF will not be accepting unsolicited applications for funding; rather, the managing agent will seek out initiatives that have proven success as judged by the Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions. Any work to be funded must have a CAYT rating of 5 and an impact score of 2 or more.
In addition to expertise in the subject area, the managing agent will also demonstrate transparency in their practices and rigor in ensuring that funds are accounted for efficiently and effectively.
Applications and interviews
Background information about LEAF and the role of the managing agent is available on www.leafskills.org.uk. The website also contains details about the selection process and the required format for applications.
Organisations wishing to apply to become the managing agent are invited to submit their application by 5pm on 31 October 2014.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in London in the week commencing 10 November 2014.
Lifeskills Education and Alcohol Foundation (LEAF) is a registered charity (no 1158161) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 8900904). Registered address: Scandinavian House, 2-6 Cannon Street. London EC4M 6YH