UJIA launches £100,000 fund for summer educational projects
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UJIA launches £100,000 fund for summer educational projects

The organisation says 'it is vital to provide young Jewish people and their families with meaningful and exciting ways to connect with their Jewish identity and with Israel'

(Photo by VisionPic .net from Pexels)
(Photo by VisionPic .net from Pexels)

The United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) has launched a £100,000 fund for summer educational projects aimed at children and teenagers within the community.

The UJIA Summer Engagement Fund was set up as a response to the cancellation of Israel Tours, summer camps and other Jewish youth programmes during the pandemic.

UJIA is accepting applications for grants of up to £10,000 until 10 June.

“Even in the face of lockdown, social distancing measures and the cancellations of key programmes, we believe it is vital to provide young Jewish people and their families with meaningful and exciting ways to connect with their Jewish identity and with Israel,” said UJIA’s chief executive Mandie Winston.

“As a community we cannot afford for a generation to miss out entirely on the formative summer experiences that are the building blocks of our future. That’s why we’re backing creative ideas that bring young people closer to their community, to Israel and each other despite the unique challenges we are all facing at the moment,” she added.

You can find out more about the fund on https://ujia.org/sef2020.

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