£4m Comic Relief homelessness fund open for applications

22 Mar 2018 News

Comic Relief has announced a £4m fund for initiatives that use sport to improve the lives of young people who don’t have a secure place to live. 

The ‘Safe, Secure, Settled’ fund is for projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that will help young people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills. 

It is part of Comic Relief’s Sport for Change programme and has been announced as part of the build up to this year’s Sport Relief fundraising telethon. 

Sue Wicks, head of investment at Comic Relief, said: “We passionately believe that every young person deserves to have a safe, warm and stable place to live. I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand what an incredibly powerful tool sport can be, not only in developing confidence and self-esteem, but in creating long-lasting social change. We’re excited to support even more projects in the UK and around the world that are using sport to change the lives of vulnerable young people.” 

The deadline to apply for a grant is 14 June and charities should apply online

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