Children and Young People

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 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...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 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 Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 14th December 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects 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 proje...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered in the most deprived areas of Leeds i.e. priority neighbourhoods as identified by Leeds City Council and its partners. Projects should also prioritise children who are eligible for free school meal. Round opening dates will be published on the LCF web...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th December 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...

Grants to Engage Young People in Heritage (UK) 13th December 2018

Organisations working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who wish to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Young Roots programme have until 18th January 2019 to submit their bids. The Young Roots programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to develop their own views about the culturally varied Heritage of the UK. Registered Charities and trusts, community, voluntar...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (UK) 11th December 2018

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is the 7th January 2019. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with math's. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are available each...

Home Office Opens Bidding Process for Youth Endowment Fund (England and Wales) 11th December 2018

The Home Office has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Fund will provide a 10 year investment to support interventions steering young people away from becoming involved in violent crime or reoffending. It will also build the evidence base for the most effectiv...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 10th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 10th December 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...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Youth Organisations (UK) 4th December 2018

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between 10,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two-years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or w...

YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 3rd December 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 is open for applications. Through the Educational Breaks Programme schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can receive a 50% discount on residential breaks for up t...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 3rd December 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 3rd December 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charita...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 30th November 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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 29th November 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 for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 29th November 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-...

New £3 Million Fund to be Launched to Support Grassroots Community-Led Organisations (England) 28th November 2018

Intermediary funders with experience of grant making are being invited to apply to a new 3 million fund to make support and make grants to community-led organisations (with an annual income of less than £250,000) within England. The funding is available over two-years. The funding is being made through Comic Relief who are looking to work with one partner to support grassroots organisations in order to bring about lasting social change. C...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 27th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants ca...

Funding Available for Arts Based Activities Aimed at Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 27th November 2018

Arts, creative and youth organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver free community arts activities for young people (aged 10 – 24). The fund is focused on delivering high quality arts, screen and creative activities for young people who face one or more forms of disadvantage. The funding is being made available through the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland....

Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi) 27th November 2018

Grants of up to £150,000 will be available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; especially those at risk of disadvantage and with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instanc...

Learning Through Volunteering Awards (Kent and East Sussex) 26th November 2018

Young people living or working in Kent or East Sussex between the age of 17 and 25 who wish to undertake a Special Project or Placements i.e. a voluntary role in a project either in the UK or overseas, can apply for a grant of £500 to £1000. Applicants must apply for consideration in the Spring/Summer Evaluation; the deadline for the next evaluation is 27 February 2019. The project may be undertaken during a GAP year, a sabbatical from emplo...

Funding for Early Years Professional Development (England) 23rd November 2018

The second round of a grants programme that funds and supports early years education projects focused on professional development in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0–5 is now open for applications. Any organisation working in schools and other educational settings can apply for projects aiming to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 3-5-year olds that are practical, cost effective and sc...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2019 (UK) 21st November 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st February 2019. Grants of £1,000 will be available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; poverty; prisoners/offenders; refugees and asylum seekers...

Projects to Help Young People with their Mental Health (England) 21st November 2018

Voluntary and Community groups and organisations in England are being invited to apply for funding to help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from organisations with existing mental health schemes that wish to trial new approaches. These should focus on adopting a community and person-centred approach and support children and young people through life-changing events. The funding is being made avail...

Grants are Available to Support Children and Young People who Experience Mental Health Problems (Derbyshire) 20th November 2018

Grants of up to £8,000 are available to schools in Derby and Derbyshire who want to enhance or start support around emotional well-being of young people. The fund is open to applications from any constituted Parent and Teacher Association or a similar organisation (friends of etc.). Bids can focus on a certain year group or be open to the whole school. The funding is being made available through the Rolls Royce Fund which is administered by...

Funding for Youth Drama and Sports Activities (Bristol) 20th November 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available to support youth organisations in Bristol that benefit young people up to the age of 25 who face barriers to accessing sport or drama activities. The funding is being made available through the Dan Hickey Fund which is administered by the Quartet Community Foundation and is targeted at local voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of money can make a significant difference....

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 19th November 2018

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people 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; masterclass...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 19th November 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is the 28th February 2019. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are normally available to...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 16th November 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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 15th November 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...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 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...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 14th November 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 of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 13th November 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. 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 include scho...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 12th November 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th February 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 9th November 2018

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th November 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...

New Fund Announced to Protect Schools Children from Homophobic Bullying (England) 6th November 2018

Voluntary and charitable organisations are being invited to bid for £1 million of grant funding to protect school children from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The money will be used to provide training for teachers on how to spot early signs of bullying and how to intervene appropriately. It will also be used to provide resources to support teachers in delivering lessons on LGBT issues to ensure all pupils feel accepted and i...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd November 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 28th February 2019. 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 f...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 31st October 2018

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition will re-open for applications in January 2019. The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. In previous years, funding of up to £15,000...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 30th October 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 22nd February 2019 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...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 26th October 2018

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 25th October 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Funding to Support Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 28th September 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...

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...

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...

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 £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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...