Supporting The Spark Foundation

SPARK FOUNDATION – Helping Care-Experienced Young People

We’re thrilled to be able to allocate our 2020 charitable fund to The Spark Foundation, a charity that offers grants to children in care and care leavers. 

We wanted to choose a charity that not only aligned with our values, ethics and approaches, but would also enable us to help care-experienced children on a national scale.

One-off Grants to Give Young People a Helping Hand When They Most Need It!

The Spark Foundation aims to give young people in care and care leavers the same chances as everyone else. They do this by providing one-off grants, giving young people a helping hand when they most need it.

Sam Ram, FCC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Spark Foundation are offering a lifeline to young care leavers who may not have any one else to turn to. We know what a huge, and in some cases life-changing, difference these grants make to the lives of young care leavers. It is with great pleasure that we are able to assist the foundation in their excellent work.”

You can read some of the thank you letters and notes received by Spark here.

Raising Awareness of Fundamental Issues Causing Hardship

Through its work, the Foundation is made acutely aware of the difficulties and hurdles such young people face. Often it is clear from the requests received that there is some fundamental issue that is causing hardship.

In order to draw attention to these, the Foundation prepares occasional reports highlighting the issue that can be circulated to the relevant authorities with the aim of helping to resolve the issue and improve the lives of the young people involved.

To make a donation to The Spark Foundation, click here.

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Who can apply?

If you are under the age of 26 and are either in care or are a care leaver with “Relevant” or “Former Relevant” care leaver status, you can apply.  You can apply for £700.

Foster carers and social workers can also apply on behalf of a child in their care.  

How to apply?

You will need to complete an application form.  Tell Spark Foundation what you want the money for, how much you need and why having this money will make a difference to your life.

Get all the up to date information about making an application on the Spark Grants FAQS page

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