Children and Young People

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...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 25th March 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...

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 to Encourage Young People with Experience of Care to Share Their Views (Scotland) 23rd March 2020

Young people aged between 18-35 who currently live in Scotland and have at least three months experience of the care system can now apply for grants of between £100 and £2,000 to attend events such as workshops, seminars, network events and national gatherings, where they can contribute to discussions either as a participant or as a presenter. The funding is being made available through the Life Changes Trust’s Conference Grant which aims...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 19th March 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 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, E...

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...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 17th March 2020

Not for profit organisations such as special 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. The funding is being made available thr...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th March 2020

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...

GEM Radio and Free Radio – Cash For Kids (East and West Midlands) 13th March 2020

Gem Radio working in partnership with Free Radio are making grants of up to £2,000 available to individuals, groups or children’s charities who support local young people who are ill, disabled, disadvantaged, suffer abuse or neglect or who simply need additional support. They provide funding through the Cash for Kids grant scheme which is part of Bauer Radio’s network of local charities which operate across twenty-two areas around the UK....

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 6th March 2020

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2020. The 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:...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 4th March 2020

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...

Funding for Young People's Social Action Projects (Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent) 2nd March 2020

Voluntary and community organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for projects that get more young people to undertake social actions such as volunteering, fundraising and campaigning. The funding is available to organisations that are working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20; disabled people the age range is 10 to 25; as well as organisations working to promote social action a...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 25th February 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 for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 21st February 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...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 21st February 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 Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 21st February 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 to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 20th February 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...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 18th February 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...

Awards for Young Musicians (UK) 14th February 2020

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK's most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential, has announced that it is seeking applications for its Awards Scheme. AYM supports young musicians, who make music in any genre, who can clearly show that they are really talented and committed and that they need financial help with their music expenses....

Apply for the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund (Scotland) 13th February 2020

Young people living in Scotland who are aged between 11 and 25 and aspiring to careers in the creative industries can now apply for funding of between £50 and £1000 to develop their creative passions and talents. Applications are welcome from both individuals and groups. For group applications most of the members should be between 11 to 25 years old. The Nurturing Talent fund has been created by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group. A tota...

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 13th February 2020

Community and voluntary groups in the UK can apply for grants to run summer play schemes for children aged 5 – 18. To be eligible for funding, summer play schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Priority will be given to projects which show that they are inclusive of children from refugee families and have BME involvement. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Chari...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 12th February 2020

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. To be eligible for funding, the charity will have to have an annual income of less than £100,000 and the playscheme must run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabi...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 11th February 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...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 10th February 2020

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th May 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 Foundation is a small cha...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 6th February 2020

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...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 6th February 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...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 6th February 2020

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

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 3rd February 2020

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland can apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclasses or mentoring; receiving privat...

Funding for Outdoor Learning (UK) 31st January 2020

UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. Priority will be given to schools that are located in areas of high deprivation and/or have pupils who are living in deprived areas; and are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education. The funding is being made available through the Ernest Cook Ou...

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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 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...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th December 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 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 to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 6th December 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...

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 Youth Clubs (UK) 23rd October 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...

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...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 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...

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....

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 24th September 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 (including middle schools), occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The fundi...

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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

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

Funding to Support 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...

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...