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Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Curiosity Fund – encouraging disadvantaged young people to be curious about the world

Applications are currently being invited for the second and final round of the Curiosity scheme. The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust and aims to use the power of science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

The Fund is not about formal education. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives:

  • building confidence and self-esteem,
  • developing life skills and expanding horizons.

Round 2 is making two levels of grants available:

  • Small grants of up to £10,000 per year (for up to three years);
  • Large grants of up to £40,000 each year (for up to three years).

The Fund is open to applications from not-for-profit organisations with a track record of working with disadvantaged children and young people up to 18 years old and living in the UK.  BBC Children in Need expect to make no more than 35 small awards, and no more than 15 large awards in total in this final round.

The he closing date for applications is midnight on 12th April 2019.

Before submitting an application to Curiosity, applicants must email cin.curiosity@bbc.co.uk so that proposal can be discussed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/FHBGfSZRhxbpcWGY8Rj0xh/curiosity-round-two