Summer 2020 is going to be unlike any other in living memory. The impact of COVID-19 means that many of the traditional pillars of Jewish and Israel engagement programming are impossible or unlikely to be able to take place. These include international travel experiences, residential camps and possibly in-person day camp activities too. And even if it does turn out to be possible for some of these kinds of activities to take place, they will need to be planned and delivered in very different ways than previous years.
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) is committed to supporting the Jewish informal education and Israel engagement field at this challenging time. We want to, as far as we are able, support innovative informal educational activities in the time of COVID-19. We want you to ensure that there are creative, exciting, engaging things for young people and families to do this summer that connect them to their Jewish identity and to Israel. Therefore, we are launching the UJIA Summer Engagement Fund (UJIA SEF). We have committed £100,000 to the fund. It will provide grants of up to £10,000 per project.
We want to encourage applications from as wide a range of organisations as possible. Any organisation can apply as long as:
• You serve primarily or exclusively the Jewish community
• You have some kind of legal structure (charity, company limited by guarantee etc)
• You are a not-for-profit entity
Partnerships of organisations working together can also apply.
Each organisation can make one individual application and be a part of one partnership-of-organisations application.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday June 10, 2020.
Click here for more information and registration.