Children and Young People
Funder collaborations supporting work for and with children and young people.
The Children and Young People’s Funder Collaboration are a group of funders who are deeply concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on children and young people – particularly those already experiencing key risk factors. They want to collectively challenge themselves to ensure that they are working as effectively as possible to support children and young people through and beyond this crisis. This collaboration asks, "How can we, together, maximise the difference we make in the lives of children and young people?"
How can we, together, maximise the difference we make in the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland? The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people is deeply concerning – particularly for those young people already experiencing key risk factors. We want to collectively challenge ourselves now to ensure we are working as effectively as possible to support children and young people through and beyond this crisis.
Resources and insights
Children and Young People resources
CYP Funders Collaboration (NI) on Mental Health & Wellbeing
Meeting Notes for Attendees
Friday 6th November, 10:30am – 11:45am.
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 01:50 | marmeloRead more
Dept for Education Research Report
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:52 | James MagowanRead more
2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP)
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:57
We believe IHPs model of securing donated medicines means the value of our contributions are multiplied many times over and so have a really big impact. Covid has brought need for greater global equity in access to medicines into clearer focus than ever before, highlighting the need to raise vital funds and awareness for the millions of people living without reliable access to healthcare around the world. IHP is therefore seeking to scale up its works to source needs led medical donations from the healthcare sector to meet the heightened need. The five key goals of IHP’s 2021 COVID response are: 1. To support global efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries 2. To provide medicines for the management of COVID-19 symptoms, coinfections and complications 3. To build up underlying health and resilience of targeted communities 4. To widen access to medicines free at the point of use during a time rising unemployment 5. To help health budgets stretch further.
We would encourage others to join us in supporting IHP, a donation of £10,000 p.a. for the next three years would be enough to enable IHP to source and distribute around 26,000 treatments a year with an estimated total value of around £294,000. By reducing medicine costs this support will free up resources for wider health initiatives. It will also protect poor families from potentially catastrophic healthcare expenditure. The need for more equitable access to medicines is clearer than ever in the face of this pandemic. It would be wonderful if together we can make this a turning point towards making treatment free at the point of use available more widely. Please join us in strengthening health systems at this critical time.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via email@example.com, using the subject line: 2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP) .
The OWL Collaboration - Outdoor Weeks of Learning
Sun, 07/11/2021 - 20:14
We have recently launched The OWL Collaboration - a collaboration of Funders, Farm and Environmental Centres and Schools with Disadvantaged pupils. Operating for initially 4 years, the collaboration aims to fund Outdoor Weeks of Learning for disadvantaged pupils at a farm or environmental based outdoor residential centre. Learning outdoors and residentials generally can have an important impact in helping pupils in post-covid recovery. The Outdoor centres have become a community of practice and will be sharing the journey of improving their delivery of residentials to disadvantaged pupils. The Ernest Cook Trust's in-house Outdoor Learning Officers will conduct outreach work with the schools before and after their visit, helping them to make the most of their visit and to bring outdoor learning to their everyday delivery. Funders will provide overall steering of the collaboration and learn about successful interventions through the impact evaluation that makes up an important part of the programme.
We are making a major contribution to funding The OWL Collaboration (£400k in Year 1) but are looking for funding collaborators to ensure its success and so that we can extend the reach of the programme to new centres and more schools. Funders would be encouraged to play an active part in the collaboration and help shape the impact evaluation.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: The OWL Collaboration - Outdoor Weeks of Learning.
Investing in positive, healthy and expansive youth masculinities
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 17:21
We would love to hear from other funders who are investing in community based work around positive, expansive and healthy masculinities and funders who are resourcing work that disproportionately impacts boys and young men.
Global Fund for Children and the National Lottery Community Fund are in the middle of a Boys and Young Men Pilot Initiative to resource this work in England and would like to connect with other funders who are in this space. We are in the design stage of the next phase of this work and are ambitious about the opportunity to fund systemic change for boys and young men and their communities both in the UK and around the world. We would love to hear from others who are funding this work!
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via email@example.com, using the subject line: Investing in positive, healthy and expansive youth masculinities .
Thrive at Five
Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:04
Thrive at Five is an exciting new place-based collective impact initiative focused on children from pregnancy to five. It brings together and aligns philanthropists, funders, local parents, communities and other key stakeholders to close the widening gap in school readiness amongst children in disadvantaged areas.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, which will be launching in our first Thrive at Five pathfinder community in February please get in touch.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Thrive at Five.