Updated Jun 03, 2020

ALYVE & Kicking: COVID-19 Small Grants

ALYVE UK has launched a fund to support local youth forums during COVID-19, as part of its ongoing 'ALYVE & Kicking' small grants initiative.

It's more important than ever that local youth forums are able to identify young people's needs and perspectives on the situation regarding COVID-19 within their communities, and act on them! That's why ALYVE UK is providing small grants to local youth forums across Scotland: to help facilitate them in understanding young people's experiences, views, and opinions in regards to the impact of COVID-19 through research or consultation and advocate on their behalf.

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Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to $315Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited Kingdom
Focus AreasYouth
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Mental Health (Health)

Eligible applicants must meet ALYVE UK’s definition of a local youth forum. ALYVE UK defines local youth forums as “groups led by young people (aged 12-26) which aim to understand and advocate for young people’s views within the local area in which they are based” - though applications from groups with differing definitions of ‘young people’ are still accepted. Additionally, the applicant must have an eligible bank account (i.e. a specific account for your organisation, or access to one from a relevant team/department within a local authority).

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds

Projects and initiatives that are eligible for funding are any that seek to better understand young people’s views related to COVID-19 within the area in which the applicant operates, and then to advocate on their behalf to relevant decision-makers and public authorities.

Reporting Requirements

After projects are completed we ask that we are presented with a short final report evaluating the project. Guidelines for final reports are flexible, and can take whatever shape successful applicants think best.


Application Directions

We are now accepting applications via our online form, and have also provided additional guidance for applicants. Applications will be assessed on the first weekend of each month.

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