Welcome to the Children’s Aid Committee website

The Children’s Aid Committee is a charitable trust run by a committee dedicated to the continuing of an effective youth provision for young Jewish people. It was established in 1955 as a funding body to support Jewish youth organisations in the London and Home counties region.

Please look through these pages to learn more about us, the work we do and how to make a Grant Application for your organisation.

Areas that we support

The Children’s Aid Committee provides grants that cover the following five areas:

  1. Staffing
  2. Professional development & training
  3. Informal educational programmes within Schools
  4. General grants
  5. Summer schemes

Funding priorities

We have set our funding priorities for the next two years to December 2019 and they are listed below in order of importance:

  1. Grants that address the leadership and professional development of youth workers and those working with young people active in the community.
  2. Grants that address the challenges of well-being, mental health and safeguarding and bringing these skills, to youth workers and those working with young people or via programmes that address these issues directly with young people. Priority will be given to those in non-statutory organisations within the community.
  3. All other activities that fall within our charitable remit.

Grant meetings

Our grants committee meet five times per annum and we have set the following grant categories to be heard at each meeting:

Meeting Date Grants to cover the following areas Last date for grant applications
Jan 2018 Staffing 1 05-01-18
Mar 2018 Summer schemes & general 18-02-18
May 2018 Schools 15-04-18
Jul 2018 Professional development & training 17-06-18
Sep 2018 Staffing 2 and general 19-08-18

Our Funding process

All applicants should be aware of our funding process which is summarised below. More details can be found on our application forms.

  • All applications must be received by the due date for the specific meeting that your application relates to.
  • All applications must be received with an up to date set of statutory accounts.
  • All applications are reviewed at committee meetings.
  • Following applications, members of the committee may arrange to visit the applicant.
  • Decisions on grant applications will usually be made on the day of the meeting and applicants will be notified within 7 days.
  • Where an application requires a site visit or further information then these timescales will be increased accordingly.