Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund: form and guidance

Fund to test approaches to accelerate action to tackle child poverty.


Purpose of the fund

The fund aims to enhance an area’s approach to tackling child poverty. It will support small scale projects to generate evidence on a known problem, adapt a promising approach from elsewhere to work in your area, or re-design a service or services to deliver greater impact on child poverty.

Proposed activity could cover testing a new approach, evaluating a promising approach, adapting an effective pilot to be delivered at scale, or testing an effective approach in another setting. Examples of this are outlined under ‘What funding can be used for.

Amount of funding available

CPAF projects are likely to vary widely in design, and the level of funding for each project will depend on the nature and scale of activities proposed. All budget proposals will be scrutinised to ensure value for money, and to identify savings and efficiencies where possible.

The budget for CPAF activities is expected to be up to £80,000 per grant. This is an indicative budget range to help guide applicants as to the scale of funding available and likely scope of activities. Budgets moderately above or below this range will be considered on their merits if a strong case is presented.

This is a competitive fund, there is not an allocation per authority or board. As such, each application should include a budget specifically linked to the proposed activities.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 1st September 2023. No extension to this deadline will be granted

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