The Moving On Up fund, in partnership with LandAid, offers young people grants up to £1000 to help them overcome key financial barriers to move-on.
We know that young people who can't live at home face specific financial barriers that prohibit them from moving on to a thriving future.
In our most recent Big Questions survey, the cost of living has become the greatest concern for young people and is the biggest barrier they face in accessing lower support accommodation or independent housing.
The message is loud and clear, if our vision is for young people to realise their power and purpose then we must support young people to overcome financial hurdles.
We have teamed up with LandAid to provide grants of up to £1000 to young people living in our member services - supporting them to successfully transition from supported accommodation into independent living.
Who is it for?
We encourage applications from:
- Young people aged 16-25
- Who live in one of our member services
- Who are ready to move on successfully into independent accommodation
- But face a financial constraint that's holding them back
What costs can be covered?
The fund is intended to contribute to the most common financial blockers young people face that can prevent them from moving on. This includes:
- A deposit for a property
- Rent payment in advance
- Dual rent payments
- Utilities bills in advance
- Debt repayment
- Moving costs, eg van hire, packing materials
- White goods, eg fridge/freezer, washing machine
- Some soft furnishings, eg curtains, carpets
What are the timelines for the project?
The fund will be open between January 2023 and March 2024.
20 grants will be available between January-March 2023. 80 grants will be available between April 2023-March 2024.
Applications will be reviewed each month after 20th of each month. We will respond to let applicants know the outcome within 7 days of the review.
Find out more about how to apply by downloading the document below. For more information, contact [email protected].