Small Grants of up to £800 are available from the Inter Faith Youth Trust for events and activities that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faith groups and from those of no formal faith. Activities planned should take place around Inter Faith Week which in 2019 takes place between the 10th and 17th of November.
The Inter Faith Youth Trust, the only UK charitable trust solely to fund inter faith projects for young people. The Trust funds projects that bring together young people of different faiths to improve collaboration and understanding.
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.
More information, examples of activities and tips on how to make the most of the event can be found in the Toolkit available to download from the Inter Faith Week 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.
Find out more about activities previously funded here
The deadline for applications is the 24th August 2019.