Children and Young People

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 10th July 2020

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...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 6th July 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to 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. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportun...

Funding to Provide Pupils from Disadvantaged Communities with Healthy Breakfasts (England) 6th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Family Action are offering support to schools in disadvantaged communities across England to improve access to healthy breakfasts during the pandemic. Under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) umbrella, the NSBP Covid-19 response is designed to ensure that the most disadvantaged children have access to a healthy breakfast, without barrier or stigma. Eligible schools who have previously applied for sup...

Vouchers to Provide Free Meals Over the School Summer Holiday Period (England) 30th June 2020

The UK Government has launched the Covid Summer Food Fund to support children over the summer holiday period who usually receive benefits-related free school meals. Through the Fund, schools can support eligible pupils with a £90 voucher to cover the standard six-week holiday period, or £105 if the school’s summer holiday lasts seven full weeks. Vouchers must be ordered by schools through the Edenred portal at least one week before the end...

Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 25th June 2020

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays in accordance with Government Covid-19 Guidelines. Activities must take place in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, and the City of London. The funding is being made availabl...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 24th June 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 16th June 2020

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, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 12th June 2020

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 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 Making's funding programme is made up of t...

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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 9th June 2020

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...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 8th June 2020

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 awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 5th June 2020

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,...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 4th June 2020

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2020. 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...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 28th May 2020

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...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 26th May 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020. 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,...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 26th May 2020

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st July 2020 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 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 where small grants can have more impact....

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...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 14th May 2020

Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trust and applications can be submitted at any time.

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...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 23rd April 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...

£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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 14th April 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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 14th April 2020

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 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 7th April 2020

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

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...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 1st April 2020

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme has been extended to the 22nd July 2020. 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 Fo...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 27th March 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...

New Funding Programme Announced to Keep Children Safe from Crime and Violence (UK) 25th March 2020

A new £6 million fund has been launched to support organisations working to prevent youth offending and make communities safer. Comic Relief and the Youth Endowment Fund have joined forces to help keep children safe from violence by co-designing a new funding programme with help from young people affected by youth violence; and those organisations and individuals with experience of prevention. The programme will aim to ensure that children mo...

Funding for Young Entrepreneurs (UK) 18th March 2020

Innovate UK has announced the launch of its £2.2 million Young Innovators Programme in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Through the programme, grants of £5,000, as well as one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs, will be available to 18-30 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea. Studies from Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation support organisation, shows that half of young people in th...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 12th March 2020

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...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th March 2020

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

YHA 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 to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 9th January 2020

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 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...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 8th January 2020

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...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are now 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...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 19th November 2019

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 for Projects that Empower Young People (Northern Ireland) 7th November 2019

Voluntary or community organisations are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £500,000 for projects lasting one to five years that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face. The funding will focus on projects that result in more young people having the skills they need for the future; young people having better relationships with their support networks and communities; and improved health and wellb...

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...

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

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...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 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....

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 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...

£100,000 Available for Youth Projects (Cumbria) 9th August 2019

Projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them can apply for up to £5,000 through the #iwill Fund. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning among people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people. Projects could be online, extra-curricular, informal or in already created groups. Administered by the Cumbria Community Foundation, the fund is open to...

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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 12th June 2019

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...