Fund title: Early Years Social Action Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To help more children aged four and under achieve their developmental milestones through social action

Application deadline:

29 March 2017

Fund description:

The Early Years Social Action Fund has £1 million to support proven social action programmes that improve the confidence and ability of parents to help their children achieve their development milestones. For this programme, social action is seen as involving networks of people through formal and informal forms of giving and volunteering, as well as forms of digital giving.

The fund is looking to support four to six organisations with grants of £150,000 to £250,000 to scale proven approaches; those who are already using social action to lift parents’ confidence and ability to help children 0-4 meet development milestones.

The Early Years Innovation Fund will offer grant funding and dedicated support to scale the most successful approaches. All projects will work with a majority of families who are ‘just about managing’.

Further information:

http://www.nesta.org.uk/project/early-years-social-action-fund