Children and Young People

Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies to improve the lives of young people aged up to 24 years old. Projects could involve giving young people new skills and self-confidence, getting them into training, work or more involved in their community; or to increase young people's resilience. Projects must be based in Ealing, Hillingdon,...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programmes (England and Wales) 19th October 2018

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

Funding to Raise the Educational Outcomes of SEND Pupils (England) 19th October 2018

Organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses can apply for funding for projects which improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational nee...

Funding to Develop and Deliver Short Break Projects for Young People with Disabilities (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for children and young people with disabilities (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers). Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (including regular activities). A total of approxima...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 16th October 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 16th October 2018

A new fund has been launched to give young people (aged 12 – 25) and youth groups in Scotland grants of up to £3,000 to put their ideas into action and change the places where they live for the better. Young people can apply for grants of up to £500 for smaller seed corn grants to engage with others in the community to develop their ideas or larger idea grants of up to £3,000 to further develop their idea and deliver changes on the ground...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 15th October 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget....

£1.2 Million Fund Launched to Support to Young People Facing Barriers to Employment (Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham) 15th October 2018

A £1.2 million fund using money from dormant bank accounts has been launched to help small community groups grow so they can better support young people facing barriers to employment. The new scheme will award grants of up to £50,000 to grassroots community groups in Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham, three areas facing particular challenges in relation to youth unemployment. Funding will enable organisations to improve their capa...

Greater London Authority - Early Years Leaders Programme (London) 15th October 2018

The Greater London Authority is inviting proposals from organisations to deliver its Early Years Leaders Programme. This 2 year-programme, based on a coaching model, will support early years practitioners to increase their leadership, management and business skills; improve quality of early years provision and outcomes for children. The Early Years Programme is aimed at existing early years practitioners, including part-time workers, who alrea...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 12th October 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon the British and I...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 12th October 2018

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 2018 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. P...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 10th October 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

The Childrens Foundation Regional Small Grants Programme Opens for Applications (North East) 10th October 2018

The Children's Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Small Grants programme is the 26th October 2018. The Foundation supports projects across the North East of England that help children affected by disability, disadvantage and mental health issues. This funding round will focus on projects that support children and young people living with cerebral palsy. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. To request...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th October 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to t...

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Grants and Support to Set Up or Improve Breakfast Provision (England) 3rd October 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources such as fridges, toasters or freezers. The programme will also include free food delivered to the door (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels; and expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff as well as advice,...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd October 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 2nd October 2018

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2nd October 2018

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 1st October 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th September 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 27th September 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 25th September 2018

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £4,000 is available for act...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th September 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Founda...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 18th September 2018

Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40 per cent support for each eligible young person who would not otherwise have this oppo...

Alice McCosh Trust (England & Scotland) 14th September 2018

The Alice McCosh Trust, which aims to advance education by providing or assisting with grants for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment, will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. It is anticipated that the Trustees will award one grant in the region of £600 to £1000. The grant could, for example, cover the cost of a school field trip or project, an expedition as part of a research project or the develop...

YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 13th September 2018

The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, has announced that its Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the Educational Breaks Programme schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organizations can receive a 50% discount on residential breaks fo...

New £30 Million Fund Launched to Increase High Quality Nursery Provision in Disadvantaged Areas (England) 12th September 2018

The Government has announced a new £30 million fund to create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children. The aim of the fund is to provide high quality nursery provision in disadvantaged area of England. The fund is open to applications from primary schools, infant schools, and all-through schools, either with or without existing nursery provision. Independent schools and maintained nursery schools are not eligible to apply....

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 11th September 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 7th September 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 7th September 2018

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that help young people across Scotland aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential. To be successful applicants will need to work towards achieving at least one of the following three outcomes: children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional well...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 6th September 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 from a total pot of £50,000 are available for innovative, adaptable, and sustainable projects, that engage with groups of young people who are underrepresented in the digital sector. The ultimate aim of the programme is to increase the number of young people from all backgrounds entering highly skilled digital careers. Activities supported will be extracurricular and delivered in a safe, fun and sociable environment. A...

Access to Music Making Grants (Scotland) 6th September 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, propose specific actions and partnerships to engage these young people and support the development of the youth music se...

Funding to Improve Youth Music Infrastructure (Scotland) 6th September 2018

Individuals, organisations and networks looking to undertake strategic action or training that will strengthen the youth music sector in Scotland for the benefit of young people have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on improving the youth music sector infrastructure and the services that organisers offer through strategic action, research or training. Grants of £1,000 to £20,000 for up...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 31st August 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 24th August 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, propose specific actions and partnerships to engage these young people and support the development of the youth music se...

Grants for Social Action Projects with Young People (Cambridgeshire) 23rd August 2018

Grants from £1,000 to £5,000 are available for Charities/CIOs, Community Interest Companies and Social Enterprises working in Cambridgeshire with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with learning disabilities.) Funded activities can include campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Grants are aimed at developing new...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 21st August 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next deadl...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 20th August 2018

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 16th August 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline for 2018 will be the 2nd November 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that inc...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 16th August 2018

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 6th August 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600. Funding will be awarded to young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. The fundin...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd August 2018

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2018. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory fu...

New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 1st August 2018

From the 1 August 2018, extra financial support will be available for young people aged 16 – 24 who are leaving care and want to start an apprenticeship. The UK Government has announced a new £1,000 bursary payment to help with the first year of an apprenticeship to help with the transition into the workplace. The scheme is one element of a wider review of the apprenticeship support scheme and will come into force on 1st August 2018. Bursa...

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 20th July 2018

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young in Scotland have until 5pm on 31st March 2019 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclasses or m...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 18th July 2018

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 2nd July 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st July and 31st August: 2018 for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cos...

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 18th June 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas of England are being encouraged to register their interest in the new UK government National School Breakfast Programme. Targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s 12 Opportunity Areas – the funding will benefit over 1,770 schools to help make sure every child gets the best start in life. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise e...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 31st May 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th May 2018

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The...

Funding to Support Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 21st May 2018

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and other registered Charities are all eligible to apply for funding to support a trip away to any Scottish youth hostel for young people aged 8 to 25 years in receipt of free school meals, young carers, young people with disabilities, care experienced young people, disadvantaged young people who have never had a residential experience. Groups can choose to go to any Scottish youth hostel within the Hostelling...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th May 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initi...

Funding for Projects that Increase the Emotional Wellbeing of Disadvantaged Individuals (London, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Teesside) 16th May 2018

Not for profit organisations, community groups, charities can apply for grants of £20,000 - £50,000 for up to two years to increase the emotional wellbeing of individuals living in disadvantaged areas through participation in creativity and the arts or through access to nature and the outdoors. Priority will be given to projects that target children and young people; older people and adults and families. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 16th May 2018

Not for profit organisations in the arts and cultural sector can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that work with children and young people up to the age of 18 using the arts and creative media. Preference will be given to innovative projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-...

Funding for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Primary schools in Scotland where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals can apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. In Scotland, Magic Breakfast is working with 13 schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire, with plans in place to begin deliverin...

Funding for School Breakfasts Extended to Scotland (Scotland) 2nd May 2018

All Primary schools in Scotland, where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals, can now apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. The Magic Breakfast programme aims to end hunger as a barrier to education by ensuring that no child starts the school day too hungry...