During the current health crisis, Buttle UK is still fully operational, and committed to maintaining the distribution of its Chances for Children grants as closely to normal as possible.

For many of the children and young people it supports, this crisis is amplifying the difficulties that already exist in their lives, increasing their isolation and forcing them to spend many more hours in homes that lack the bare essentials and comforts most of us take for granted.

The charity’s Chances for Children grants will, as always, be targeted at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. However, they will be tailored to meet current and changing needs as the immediate, and longer-term, impact of the crisis becomes clear. For example, due to restrictions placed on the UK population because of COVID-19 Buttle UK will not be providing funding for leisure activities, family days out, counselling or anything that involves being in the community for the foreseeable future.

For the duration of these restrictions the support will focus more on:
• Maintaining educational activity and stimulus within the home environment
• Establishing and or maintaining internet access and electronic communications
• Household essentials

Applications can be made in the usual way, via a support worker.

Aims/priorities: Funding is available to enable vulnerable young people in the UK to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals.

The application must be completed by a lead professional in collaboration with the young person.

Grant amount: £2,000

Application process: Application forms are available from the Buttle UK at the address below.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted anytime Contact information: Tel: 020 7828 7311

Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.buttleuk.org/need-support