The Youth Endowment Fund and Comic Relief’s £10 million, A Supportive Home grant, is open for applications. Having a supportive home helps to keep children safe from involvement in violence. Where children live in homes where there’s conflict or domestic abuse, alcohol or substance misuse or where other family members are involved in crime, they’re at higher risk.
The partners are looking to fund and evaluate projects focused on four areas:
1. Parenting programmes (including programmes for foster carers or people working with children in residential care), which help parents and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships.
2. Family therapy interventions (including for children in foster care), which offer whole families structured forms of therapy.
3. Programmes to reduce parental conflict, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents or carers.
4. Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to children and adults.
Applications can be made via the website and close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 1st December 2021.