Children and Young People

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 28th July 2021

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 14th of October 2021 and applications will remain open for up to 6 weeks but may close sooner if the maximum number of applications are received. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1m and be working in the West Midlands and London...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research par...

Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars’ represent the core elements of the organic clothing brand’s main mission statement. Projects in this round should...

Grants for Youth-Led Initiatives to Reduce Youth Violence (Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available for youth-led initiatives which help reduce violence affecting young people in London. £123,327 in funding is available through the Peabody Community Foundation’s Young People’s Fund for grassroots community organisations working with young Peabody residents aged 11 to 25 years and the wider community to develop and design projects which respond to the issue of violence affecting young...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st July 2021

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). 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 cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

Grants for Cross Community Projects for Disadvantaged Young People (Northern Ireland) 19th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community projects that give disadvantaged young people from different cultural, ethnic or religious communities in Northern Ireland the chance to work together on creative, practical or outdoor projects. Hope for Youth NI - Grants for Cross Community Projects will provide funding to organisations in Northern Ireland which provide opportunities to young people aged 11 to 18 in the arts, music, sport, d...

Funding to Teach Cyber Resilience to Children & Young People (Scotland) 16th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to youth work organisations in Scotland for projects that embed cyber resilience as a key element in informal learning for young people. The funding is being made available through a partnership between YouthLink Scotland and the Scottish Government. A total of £25,000 is available to support young people’s cyber resilience to be safe and secure in the digital world, use technology to become successfu...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 15th July 2021

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 16 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...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th July 2021

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England) 14th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-s...

Grants to Support the Costs of a Holiday for Disadvantaged, Disabled, Sick & Convalescent Children (Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire & North West Derbyshire) 9th July 2021

The Charity Service are inviting applications from individuals or groups/organisations to support the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose family are unable to afford the cost. The Cinderella Fund will award grants of around £1,000 to residents who live in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire. Applications must be co...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 6th July 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 5th July 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's large grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000.  Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications to the large grants progr...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK) 2nd July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new project...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special 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. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The fundi...

Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 30th June 2021

We Love MCR have re-launched its Stronger Communities Fund. The fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to individuals and groups for initiatives that bring communities together. We Love MCR is looking to support projects that address one of the following themes: Helping Early Years; Combatting Loneliness and Social Exclusion; Protecting and Improving Open Spaces; and Offering Positive Youth Activities. The next deadline for applications is th...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th June 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 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 F...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 25th June 2021

Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available 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 is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barn...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 23rd June 2021

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. There are quarterly application meetings for the Evening...

£3.4 Million to Expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Schools (England) 18th June 2021

The Department for Education has announced £3.4 million to expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in schools. The investment is aimed at pupils from the most deprived areas of England and is part of the Government’s levelling up agenda to ensure all pupils have fair and equal access to high-quality enrichment activities. The funding will cover the next three academic years to reach more young people aged 14 to 24 to extend The Duke’s legac...

Funding for Food & Activities for School-Age Children During the Christmas Holidays (Dorset) 14th June 2021

Voluntary and community organisations, educational settings and private providers in Dorset can apply for funding to provide hot meals and enrichment activities for school-age children during the Summer holidays. Through the UK Government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Dorset Council will provide funding for projects that encourage children and young people aged 5 – 16 who are eligible for free school meals to be more active, eat...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 11th June 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability, S...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 11th June 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 9th June 2021

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Grant Programme to Empower Young People to Create a More Resilient & Mentally Healthy Future (Wales) 28th May 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new programme to improve Young People’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on collaborative, innovative youth work where the young people being affected are at the forefront of decision making. The Mind Our Future grant programme will award a share of £10 million in grant funding to up to ten third sector and public sector organisations in Wales working in partnerships for initiativ...

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 27th May 2021

Charities, social enterprises, that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs. The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impac...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 26th May 2021

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th July 2021. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, E...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 24th May 2021

Not for profit organisations and schools, can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Music runs a number of different funding streams, each...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st May 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

New Charity Launched to Support Underprivileged Communities & Individuals (Greater London) 21st May 2021

A new charity has launched to better the lives of disadvantaged and underprivileged communities & individuals across the Greater London area. The Empower London Foundation will partner with charities and public sector organisations to run educational programmes, provide funding for start-ups and roll out public awareness campaigns to help underprivileged communities, under-realised individuals and disadvantaged children. By raising funds via a...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 20th May 2021

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can 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. Projects could, for example, sup...

Funding for Innovative Crime Prevention Projects for Young People (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 17th May 2021

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £1,500 for innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. Grants from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust are available for projects that educate disadvantaged young people aged between 5 and 25 years on the causes and effect of crime, and give them the oppor...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 7th May 2021

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications (UK) 19th April 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 12th April 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young people facing barriers; an...

£200 Million Summer School Fund (England) 6th April 2021

To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non- maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbe...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 30th March 2021

Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 8th March 2021

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...

Funding to Reduce the Likelihood of Children Becoming Involved in Violence (England & Wales) 8th March 2021

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has announced that it will launch a second themed grant round for 2021 in September - ‘a supportive home: helping families overcome challenges’. The Fund will focus on finding out which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6-14-year-olds, reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence. Activities could include family counselli...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th February 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  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 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

Funding to Support & Inspire Young People (Cumbria) 15th February 2021

Charities, voluntary and community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for projects that support and inspire young people in Cumbria, particularly those from challenging backgrounds. The Young Persons Opportunity Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, will fund projects which work with specific groups of young people over a period to expand their horizons and self-confidence. Funding will also support t...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th February 2021

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their c...

Funding Boost to Get More Young People into Work (England) 3rd February 2021

Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting productivity and filling more jobs. The funding, which is available until the 31st July 2021, will help with costs such as unif...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

£1 Million Financial Support for Childminding Sustainability and Recovery (Scotland) 26th January 2021

Funding of £1 million has been made available by the Scottish Government for childminding businesses which have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed on them. Grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to eligible childminding providers based on their level of need, to support their sustainability and recovery from the crisis. Further detail on the funding is still to be developed an...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 5th January 2021

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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 8th December 2020

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. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. Applications need to be submitted by a referr...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Suffolk) 4th December 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to charities, community groups and other charitable organisations for projects which aim to make social action part of life for as many young people from lower social economic groups as possible. The Suffolk Community Foundation is inviting applications for the #iwill Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for disabled young people, in vo...

Government Announces £16.5 Million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund (UK) 2nd December 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced an emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations. £16.5 million will be available through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund for grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations across the UK to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavir...

Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science i...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 19th October 2020

Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must...

Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK) 9th October 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly du...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Luton & Bedfordshire) 7th October 2020

Charities, community groups and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support projects which aim to make social action part of life for as many young people from lower social economic groups as possible. The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation are inviting applications for the #iwill 2020 Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for dis...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 28th September 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. State schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt and Registered charities and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people can apply. The work must be carried out in...

Funding for Training and Development to Strengthen Youth Music (Scotland) 28th September 2020

Funding is available to individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development (CPD) that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Through the YMI CPD and Training Fund, Creative Scotland will provide grants of up to £750 for individuals, and up to £5,000 for organisations which help people delivering youth music develop their skil...

Funding for New Solutions to Youth Unemployment (England) 17th September 2020

Voluntary or community-sector organisations working with unemployed young people can apply for funding to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. The funding which is being made available through the Youth Futures Foundation is looking to new solution to youth unemployment that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to reach more young people. Two types of grants are available: Development Grants o...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 11th September 2020

Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machi...

Funding to Help Childcare Providers Reopen in Response to the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 10th September 2020

Applications are now open for funding to help childcare providers in Scotland meet the extra costs of complying with public health guidance. The Transitional Support Fund, provided by the Scottish Government, will provide one-off grants of between £1500 and £8000 to private, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, including out-of-school care providers, and will be based on Care Inspectorate registered capacity. Eligible settings can apply for...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle ph...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 27th August 2020

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,001 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 wellbe...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 6th August 2020

Grant of up to £500 are available to individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea into a business. The funding is being made available through the Pounds for Purpose grants programme and to be eligible...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items that...

Funding to Help the Childcare Sector Reopen Safely After Coronavirus (Scotland) 30th July 2020

The Scottish Government is making funding of £11.2 million available to support the childcare sector with the cost of safely reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. All private and third sector childcare providers can apply for funding from the Transitional Support Fund to help meet the extra costs incurred to comply with public health guidance such as increased cleaning, investment in additional equipment and developing outdoor space t...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th July 2020

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and 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 is the...

Funding to Support the Most At-Risk Young People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 11th June 2020

From July 2020, UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5 million per year and who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £2,500. The funding can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future. The funding is being made available through the 7Stars Founda...

Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK) 21st May 2020

The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust are providing grants for parents or carers working for retailer NEXT who are experiencing financial difficulty or are facing an unexpected change in circumstances such as redundancy or long-term illness. The Trust will provide grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or carers have been working for NEXT for at least one year, or previously worked for them within the last nine years. Fundi...

£37.3 Million Available for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (England) 20th May 2020

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants from the Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educati...

BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants (UK, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands) 15th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be...

Funding to Support Youth Services Affected by the Coronavirus (Bristol) 11th May 2020

Bristol City Council are reopening their Youth Sector Support Fund grant programme to support Bristol-based youth sector organisations whose finances have been significantly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Voluntary, community and social enterprise groups working with local, disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-19 years can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 to help them maintain contact with young people, and to recover and con...

£8 Million Funding to Support Adoptive Families Affected by Coronavirus (England) 20th April 2020

The Department for Education has announced that up to £8 million will be available to provide emergency support for adoptive families affected by the coronavirus. Through the COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund local authorities and regional adoption agencies will be able to pay for therapy for families whose adopted children may have already suffered trauma, and be made more anxious due to social distancing and the uncertainty of the effects of t...

Funding to Support Young People Affected by the Coronavirus (Scotland) 7th April 2020

Micro grants of up to £500 are available to youth groups and workers in Scotland to help meet the needs of young people aged 8 – 25 years who are affected by the coronavirus. The Youth Scotlands Action Fund has been established to embrace new ways to help keep young people connected with their peers and communities, helping reduce the risk of isolation and loneliness, and ensuring their mental health and wellbeing is maintained. Funding is...

Prince’s Trust and NatWest Launch Enterprise Relief Fund (UK) 6th April 2020

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction...

YHA Family Support Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 30th January 2020

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual h...

Funding for Activities that Reduce the Amount of Sugar Eaten by Children (London) 29th October 2019

Organisations working with families in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea can apply for grants to deliver activities that cut back the amount of sugar eaten by children. Organisations can apply for up to £500 for one-off events, or up to £1,000 for activities that take place over several sessions. This can include purchasing equipment or additional staffing. Priority will be given to activities that reach children and families most at r...

Funding Available to Enable Young Scots to Reach Their Potential (Scotland) 23rd July 2019

Third Sector organisations including voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, housing associations, sports organisations, co-operatives and charities; etc can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for projects that help young people aged between 8 and 24 overcome barriers and to realise their ambition and potential. Projects should relate to at least one of the following; physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; connec...