Buttle UK’s Chances for Children
Of interest to Organisations dealing with Children and Young People, Kinship Care Arrangements, Estrangement, Physical and Mental Ill Health, Substance Abuse
Buttle UK’s Chances for Children can now provide an enhanced package of support for children and young people dealing with a variety of issues ranging from, but not limited to: kinship care arrangements, estrangement, physical and mental ill health and substance abuse.
Children aged 18 or under living with parents or carers.
Applications are open to: Parents or Carers; Support Workers; Child or Young Person looking for help; Adult looking for help.
Their grants can be used to improve a child or young person’s emotional, social or educational wellbeing and t elp set up home. The grants could be for children in kinship care arrangements, in families that are fleeing domestic abuse, or in cases where a young person has a clear educational goal but are estranged from their family, or a variety of other situations and support needs
The majority of these are for emergency essentials, worth around £300, to help a family or young person in a time of crisis. Most commonly they are for white goods, such as a cooker, washing machine or fridge freezer, or for a child’s bed. Many are delivered though their long standing partnership with BBC Children in Need.
They offer a contribution towards boarding school fees where there is a strong reason that a child cannot remain in the family home and are otherwise at risk of being taken into care.
They are also able to offer packages of support to young people living without the support of their family through the Graphite Capital Bursary Fund. These packages of up to £2,000 are built round the young person’s education, training or employment goals but also offer support towards setting up a home and their social wellbeing, which are vital factors in helping them to succeed in the future.
Up to £2,000.