Children and Young People

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

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 is the British and...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

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 for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 15th April 2019

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 Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 15th April 2019

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...

Grants for International Youth Activities (UK) 12th April 2019

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention 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 two years work. Where a grant is awarded for 2018, the same amount will be awar...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 12th April 2019

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, arte...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 10th April 2019

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 Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 9th April 2019

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 31st July 2019 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. Proj...

Funding for Projects that Improve Life Chances of Disadvantage Children (England and Wales) 8th April 2019

Registered charities have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per annum for up to three years for work which will improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales. The funding available will support work targeted at groups of 0-3 year olds which will specifically improve the reach to these targeted groups and bring about improved defined outcomes. The funding is being made avai...

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 4th April 2019

Small community groups and voluntary agencies can apply for funding to run summer play schemes for children in disadvantaged communities. Projects submitted should be for children aged 5 to 18 years, locally based with strong volunteer support and last from 2 to 6 weeks. Priority will be given to projects which show they include children from refugee families and black and minority ethnic communities. Applications are accepted from voluntary a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 3rd April 2019

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd April 2019

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects Supporting Young Children (UK) 2nd April 2019

Registered and exempted Charities are able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help them to deliver projects aimed at young children that tackle child exploitation; provide mentoring and support children’s clubs and activities. Priority is given to projects addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £1,000,000 and be submitting a bid for a project that relates to children aged bet...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd April 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity ha...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 1st April 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child 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...

Healthy Holidays Bradford Grants (Bradford) 1st April 2019

Projects that promote Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people can apply for grants of up to £6,000. Projects funded will be local community activities delivered in the most deprived areas of the city that prioritise children who are eligible for free school meals. Third sector groups or organisations are invited to apply as the main applicant in partnerships with libraries, schools or public health bodies...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 29th March 2019

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 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 gra...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 29th March 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK but 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...

Funding for Work with Disadvantaged Young People (Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th March 2019

Organisations with charitable aims based and working with children and young people in Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for work responding to sudden, new, emerging, or unmet needs and emergency situations. Work funded may, for example, include funding for a project in danger of closure; a response to a particular need that has recently emerged within a com...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 27th March 2019

Local community groups, neighbourhood watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools across Cumbria can access grants of up to £2,500 to undertake specific projects that aim to reduce crime and disorder and link with one or more of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. Projects funded will include those that help to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour within the local community or create opportunities for...

£200 Million Youth Endowment Fund to Tackle Violent Crime Will Open for Applications Later this Year (England & Wales) 26th March 2019

A charitable foundation has been chosen to help deliver a £200m fund that will focus on early intervention to reduce knife crime. Part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, delivery will focus on partnership working with a range of organisations supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Charitable foundation Impetus will manage the programme working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 25th March 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th May 2019. 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 Personal and Social Development Projects for Young People (London) 22nd March 2019

A further round of funding targeted at experienced youth organisations in London will open in May 2019. Funding will be available to support the delivery of aspirational and positive activities to help support young people aged 10 to 21 to make positive choices and reach their potential. Grants of up to £40,000 per project are on offer to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to deliver the programme in their ar...

Funding for Holiday Activities Grant (Bristol) 21st March 2019

Local voluntary and community organisations working in partnerships of two or more to provide holiday activity programmes for 8 to 12-year olds can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 to help them to deliver their activities. Programmes must be taking place in the Summer, October and/or Easter 2019 school holidays. Programmes supported will have demonstrated that they offer added value to existing provision or create new provision where there i...

Small Grants Programme for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 19th March 2019

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 Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 15th March 2019

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...

Food for Thought Education Fund Phase 7 Now Open (Scotland) 13th March 2019

Local Authority Schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings can apply individually or as clusters for grants of up to £2000 to develop projects to develop Food and Health as a context for learning and embed food education into their ethos. The aim of the grants is to help people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they buy, serve, and eat day by day. The funding is being made available through...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 12th March 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2019. 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: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the ski...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 8th March 2019

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....

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 7th March 2019

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...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 7th March 2019

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...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 6th March 2019

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 30th April 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) 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 cost of a holiday or trip...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 5th March 2019

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...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th March 2019

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...

Funding of up to £3,000 Available for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 1st March 2019

Young people and youth groups in Scotland can apply for grants 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 funding is provided through Greenspace Scotland’s...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 27th February 2019

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...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 26th February 2019

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...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 19th February 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 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 char...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free...

New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland) 1st February 2019

A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eli...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 31st January 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 24th January 2019

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 for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 22nd January 2019

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition has re-opened for applications. 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. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for 10 winning ideas...

Funding Available to Enable Young Scots to Reach Their Potential (Scotland) 10th January 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...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th January 2019

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be deli...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd January 2019

Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK with an annual income of under £1 million can apply to for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects that provide services to young people (under the age of 25) who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, a life-threatening degenerative illness, or who are disadvantaged. The funding is being made available through the St James's Place Charitable Foundation and...

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...

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 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-...

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...

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 £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...

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...