United Way UK collaborates with businesses and community partners in the voluntary sector to achieve positive change in education, income stability and health. Community Impact Grants There are 3 Community Impact Grants of £10,000 each. These grants are aimed at increasing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people. All proposed programmes should have a positive impact on educational attainment, including (but not limited to):
Programmes encouraging healthier early childhood development for disadvantaged children (ages 0-8) with a focus on school readiness & success, language acquisition, and nutrition.
The development of numeracy and literacy skills for disadvantaged children of all ages (up to age 18).
Increasing the employability of disadvantaged young people (ages 12-24) through the development of soft or hard skills outside of school.
Give Local Grants. There are 28 Give Local Grants of £1,000 each. These grants are open to community based groups working in education, income stability and/or health. Applicants should:
Demonstrate an understanding of local needs and solutions (within their geographic area).
Demonstrate the impact donors can have on causes local to their own homes/places of work.
Support the most disadvantaged or otherwise socially excluded.
United Way UK often develops long term relationships with its community partners. It therefore favours projects with the potential for scalability and/or replicability in other communities or regions.