The Inter Faith Youth Trust, the only UK charitable trust solely to fund inter faith projects for young people, has announced that the Inter Faith Week 2018 grant programme is now open and will close to applications on 14 September 2018. The Trust funds projects that bring together young people of different faiths to improve collaboration and understanding.
Grants of up to £500 as part funding for projects or activities are available. Priority is given to projects that:
- Actively involve young people in the planning, running and evaluation of the project.
- Promote positive action i.e. involve young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems, for example, improving green spaces.
- Are run by UK based non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout or guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.
- Focus on children and young people aged 11-25
Projects supported will be focused around Inter Faith Week, the 11th to the 18th November 2018. Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities involving children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. More information, examples of activities and tips on how to make the most of Inter Faith Week can be found in the Toolkit available to download from the website.
Activities funded in 2017 included:
- Northern College for Residential and Community Adult Education, Barnsley, put on an Inter faith Weeks display
- Batley Grammar School organised a week of themed activities including a quiz and a whole school Sikhism Day with workshops and a visiting speaker.
- Banbury and Bicester College served themed food in its canteens all week offering multi-cultural dishes including Kosher, Vega and Halal food.
A full list of activities funded in 2017 can be found here.
The deadline for applications is the 14th September 2018.