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Reaching Out: Empowering Young People

More young people at risk will have the necessary support structures, capacity, improved personal development and improved skills to help them negotiate the transitions in their lives
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Area:
Northern Ireland
Funding size:
£100,000 - £500,000
Total available:
£20 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What's it all about?

This programme is closed for applications


The Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Out programmes – Empowering Young People and Connecting Older People - will invest up to £40 million into supporting young and older people most at risk across Northern Ireland.

The Big Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland is making up to £20 million available over the next two years to ensure young people at risk have the necessary support structures, capacity, improved personal development and improved skills to help them negotiate the transitions in their life.

We will support projects that:

  • focus on young people aged between 8 and 20
  • last from three to five years
  • involve young people in designing, developing and running projects
  • target young people ‘at risk’

This programme is an open and competitive programme that will mainly make revenue grants.

For this programme, ‘at risk’ means young people who are:

  • in care, leaving care or who have been in care
  • engaging, or at risk of engaging, in criminal activity
  • disengaged from education

The projects that we fund must target at least one of these ‘at risk’ groups.

You will have to explain why your project is targeting a particular group of young people  and why they are ‘at risk’.

We will make grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 for projects running between three and five years. You can only hold one grant from this programme.


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