A small number of small grants are available for community groups to deliver activities on Stephen Lawrence Day (22 April 2020) in England.
Maximum Turnover:£ 50,000Maximum Value:£ 400
Grants of up to £400 are available for a day of activities.
Stephen Lawrence day is held annually on 22 April, as announced by then Prime Minister Theresa May at the memorial service marking 25 years since Stephen’s death. The day serves as an opportunity for schools and communities to engage deeply in activities that strengthen and empower them to ‘Live their best life’.
The day provides an opportunity for schools, youth and community groups, charities and others to come together to deliver a range of positive activities including; school-based activities, programmes to encourage young people to reject the recent increases in serious violence, and activities ‘beyond the school gate’ to promote community integration for young people who are at risk of offending.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is welcoming applications from individual community organisations to deliver social action activities focusing on identified risk factors for serious crime and violence in line with the Stephen Lawrence Day communities guiding principles.
Stephen Lawrence Day focuses on the theme of ‘Live Our Best Life’.
The Trust wants to achieve the following through the day:
- Inspire young people to make choices in their life and act in ways that enable themselves and others to live their best life.
- Encourage young people to play an active role in their communities, building stronger communities in which everyone can flourish.
- Give young people a strong voice in driving social change, delivering social action projects, to build a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect regardless of their heritage or where they come from.
The deadline for 2020 applications is 13 March 2020 with decisions by the end of March.