Joseph Levy passionately believed in the potential of all young people, some of whom face particular challenges due to ill-health, poverty or disability.
Who we will support: Children and young people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing loss and disadvantage as a result of the pandemic and its effects (e.g. on opportunities, education, etc.) in the UK and Israel. We will target those who are experiencing the greatest negative impact.
What we will fund: Services and activities of a practical kind (e.g. mentoring, sport, etc.) that will support young people’s mental health and wellbeing and provide opportunities for them to fulfil their potential – e.g. in relation to employment and education and during periods of transition. We will prioritise activities that prevent young people reaching crisis points. We will not fund specialist counselling or mental health therapeutic services.
How we will fund: We will use a proactive approach to identify organisations that we would like to support and are hoping to award the first grants in July 2021. We anticipate that our grants will be in the region of £25,000 to £30,000 and we will generally offer core funding. The grants will be for one year only, although in some cases there may be the possibility of the funding relationship being extended beyond the end of the first year.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust was formed in 1964 with Joseph Levy’s help and support. He served as Chairman for 20 years and the charity’s success was ensured by his dedication.
We continue to support two CF charities – specifically:
We also administer the Joseph Levy Education Fund on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
For the three-year period April 2018 to March 2021 JLF’s main focus was on supporting projects working with children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families in the UK and Israel. Details of those grants can be found here.