LandAid offers £1m funding for building projects to help disadvantaged young people

The property sector charity will award grants to up to seven charities in 2015/16 and a further seven the following year


The property sector charity LandAid is offering capital grant funding of £1m to charities that work with disadvantaged children and young people.

The charity, which is supported by the property industry and helps children and young people in the UK who are socially or economically disadvantaged, is offering grants of between £75,000 and £150,000 to up to seven charities in 2015/16, and to a further seven in 2016/17.

The grants are for projects in the UK – including refurbishment, conversion, extension, new builds or work to outdoor spaces – on buildings or spaces that provide support for children and young people up to the age of 25 who are experiencing social or economic disadvantage.

Building projects phased over the next two to three years that require repeat funding will be considered, and LandAid said it was also willing to part-fund projects alongside other funders.

In addition to financial support, charities can also apply for free professional property advice.

Eligible charities include those that provide: housing for homeless young people or those at risk of becoming homeless; support for young people to give them a positive and safe environment to progress in life and education; rehabilitation for young people who have been in trouble or are excluded from mainstream education; and support in life skills, recognised qualifications or structured support to find work.

"Thanks to the collective effort and generosity of its property industry partners, each year LandAid commits at least £1m in funding for buildings and facilities to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people," said Joanna Averley, chief executive of LandAid.

Applications must be received by 10am on 20 October. Full details on how to apply are available here.

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