Children and Young People

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of 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 charity and gen...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 16th February 2018

A competition 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 re-opens on 23rd February 2018. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 15th February 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 16th March 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that incl...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 12th February 2018

Young people or groups of young people aged between 14 and 20 who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry can apply for grants of up to £600. The will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. Funding is available to young...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to 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. Applications may be...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th February 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness will soon be able to apply for a two-night break package. The programme re-opens on 1st March 2018 and aims to offer challenging and enjoyable activities in amazing locations as a break from daily life.

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 7th February 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 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 to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Grants to Support Improvements in Science Education (England) 30th January 2018

A new research funding stream has been launched with the aim of closing the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers. Researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions. Supported approaches will focus on...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Now Open for 2018 (UK) 29th January 2018

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications. The Summer Schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL....

Grants for Children’s Cancer Charities (North and Midlands Regions of England) 29th January 2018

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has announced that UK registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of between £250 and £10,000 for projects supporting children or anyone affected by cancer. To be eligible organisations applying must have had at least two years of activity and be able to submit their latest annual accounts. The appeal funds projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 25th January 2018

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

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 23rd January 2018

Charities and state schools that want to deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London can apply for grants of up to £5,000. 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. The type of activities that can be funded inc...

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award (Scotland) 23rd January 2018

Applications for the 2018-19 Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award are now open for applications. The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland. The programme lasts six-months and starts with a challenging five-day residential course designed to develop pupils' personal skills and attributes, such as confidence, determination and the ability to work collaborative...

Funding for Youth Social Action Projects (Dorset) 22nd January 2018

Local groups working with young people aged between 10 and 20 (25 for disabled young people) across Dorset can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects which last up to a year. Social action projects are those that develop skills and knowledge to benefit the local community and also prepare young people for employment. The funding may be used in extracurricular settings such as clubs or groups, as inform...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 19th January 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age...

Funding for Children or Cancer Related Activities (North England and Midlands) 18th January 2018

Not-for-profit organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity with an annual income under £5 million can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The Appeal looks to support charitable organisations with a focus on children's or cancer related activities, services or operations. The Appeal will fund projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to...

Youth Hostel Association Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 17th January 2018

The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications.Grants of up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students aged between 8 and 18 on an educational break are available; where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where they face additional social challenges. Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or grou...

Small Revenue Grants Available for Charitable Organisations (West Midlands & London) 17th January 2018

Charitable organisations working in the West Midlands and London providing services for young people between the ages of 16 to 25 and the elderly and with an annual income of under £1million can apply to the Field Family Trust for revenue funding. As a small grant making trust, in 2017 the Trustees authorised grants of £19,980 for 8 organisations with the average amount awarded being around £2,300. Grants are usually made for revenue costs...

Funding to Support the Integration of Refugees in their Host Communities (UK/Europe) 17th January 2018

The European Youth Forum (YFJ), which represents 104 youth organisations in Europe and works to empower young people to participate actively in society has launched the European Youth Initiative Fund. The aim of the fund is to make financial support available so that youth organisations can continue their important work in the field of refugee inclusion. Grants of up to €10,000 are available for projects that help displaced youth have a vo...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Travel Grants for Young People to Research Green Infrastructure (Scotland) 15th January 2018

To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is offering young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific topic related to the study of green infrastructure. Up to three successful applicants will each be awarded up to £1000 (£500 if only visiting the UK) for a single t...

YHA Challenging Lives Support Programme (England & Wales) 11th January 2018

The Youth Hostels Association (YHA) has announced that the Challenging Lives Support Programme will open for applications on the 1st March 2018. The Youth Hostel Associations breaks programmes aim to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences, they create unique opportunities for people from all backgrounds to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and take a...

YHA Educational Support Programme Due to Open for Applications (England & Wales) 10th January 2018

The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, has announced that its Educational Breaks Programme will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Through the Educational Breaks Programmes schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can receive a 50% discoun...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 10th January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 9th January 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

Funding to Support Childrens Health and Wellbeing Services (North East) 9th January 2018

Constituted community groups and not-for-profit organisations in the North East have until the end of February 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Children's Foundation Regional Small Grants programme. The aim of the Foundation is to give children and young people in the North East the best health and wellbeing services in the UK and the grants are available to support community projects that benefit children and young peopl...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 8th January 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On o...

£60 Million Boost to UK Children's Television (UK) 8th January 2018

The UK Government has announced the development of a new £60 million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of children's television in the UK. The fund is still in development, but would be available for content broadcast on commercial Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs), as well as for other free and widely available channels and on-demand platforms, and potentially also online. The proposal is that content creators should receive up...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 8th January 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 25th May 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. However, following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the...

Young People into Education and Employment Fund (South Yorkshire) 8th January 2018

Small, locally based groups or organisations in South Yorkshire that have a clear understanding of the needs of young people can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to support community groups running projects that increase employment and education opportunities for young people. This could involve increasing the work ready skills of young people; work placement opportunities; apprenticeships for young people; etc. The fund is particularly...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th January 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at your 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 Foundat...

£75,000 Available to Fund a Single Youth Focused Project (Wales & North East England) 5th January 2018

The Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) is looking to fund up to £75,000 for a 2-to-3-year youth-focussed project for community organisations based in Wales or North East England. The Youth Panel are interested in funding projects that use arts and cultural activity to improve the wellbeing of young people with poor mental health and/or tackle the stigma around mental health conditions. The first stage of the application is to submit a...

Grants of up to £500,000 Available to Improve the Performance of Schools (England) 5th January 2018

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has launched a new funding round through the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF). This SSIF supports schools most in need of improving their performance and pupil attainment. The improvement can include, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. Eligible applicants should be a designated teaching school, a multi-academy trust (...

Funding Available to Support Digital Social Action Projects (UK) 5th January 2018

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community. This could include film, radio, journalism or general media, which focuses on using technology to harness a creative vision. Projects can be based around anything from skills workshops, podcasts or journalism pieces, to live events, community initiatives or apps....

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th January 2018

The Weavers' Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 31st March 2018. The Fund aims to help young people (aged 15 - 30) who are disadvantaged or at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders. Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impa...

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

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

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund - New Closing Date Announced (Scotland) 3rd January 2018

Foundation Scotland has announced that the closing date for the next round of The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund is the 26th March 2018. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to individuals/sole traders and constituted community groups working in Scotland with an income of no more than £100,000 per year. The fund aims to support arts, community recreation, and sports activities near a train station or with a travel or safety the...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 1st January 2018

Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Youth Active grant scheme. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40 per cent support for each eligible young person who would not otherwise ha...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 29th December 2017

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 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develo...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 28th December 2017

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

UK - German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 22nd December 2017

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1; and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint an...

£600k Boost to Enable Young Scots to Reach Their Potential (Scotland) 22nd December 2017

Young people across Scotland are benefitting from almost £600,000 of funding awarded from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Start programme. The programme invites applications from Third Sector organisations including voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, housing associations, sports organisations, co-operatives and charities working to help young people aged between 8 and 24 overcome barriers and to realise their ambition and potent...

Education Endowment Foundation Launches News Funding Round for Professional Development and Leadership in Early Years Education (England) 19th December 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Department for Education (DfE) are looking to fund and evaluate early years education projects focussed on professional development and leadership, in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0-5. This funding round is intended to complement and build on high levels of interest in the Nuffield Foundation and EEF's recent call for proposals to test promi...

Holiday Grants for Children (UK) 15th December 2017

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 28th February 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a...

John Watsons Trust (Scotland with pref. for Edinburgh and the Lothians) 14th December 2017

The John Watson's Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th January 2018. The trust awards grants primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case. Both individuals and organisations may apply for...

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland (Scotland) 13th December 2017

Lismore Community Trust has recently been awarded a grant of £8,960 from Awards for All Scotland to transform two phone boxes on each end of the island into information kiosks in a bid to boost services for visitors. A joint awards programme from the Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland and Sportscotland, Awards for All offers grants of £300 to £10,000 to mainly smaller organisations with turnovers of under £250,000 per year (except for sch...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 13th December 2017

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 to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 11th December 2017

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is...

Equipment Grants for Mentally & Physically Disadvantaged Children (UK) 10th December 2017

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Through the programme funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. S...

New £3 Million Fund to Benefit Lives of Young People (UK) 9th December 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE ) has announced a £3 million investment to support more young people accessing and doing their DofE. The new investment is made possible thanks to £40 million of seed funding from government and the National Lottery to create the #iwill fund. The DofE is acting as a match funder and is awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund. The #iwill fund supports the aims of the UK-wide #iwill campaign to increase...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 9th December 2017

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st May 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initiativ...

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Launches One-Off Youth Grant (Wales) 8th December 2017

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust have launched a one-off grant scheme of approximately of £5000 for 2018 focussing on young people. Applications must be for projects engaging with disadvantaged young people in Wales. Funding must be for equipment, volunteer costs, training and may include but cannot solely be for project delivery costs. The organisation applying does not necessarily need to be a youth organisation, but the project mu...

Grants to Engage Young People in Heritage (UK) 7th December 2017

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

BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme (UK) 6th December 2017

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 Trewirgi...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 6th December 2017

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 28th February 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs...

Ward & Partners Fund Grants for Children with Disabilities (Kent) 5th December 2017

Ward & Partners Fund makes grants to enable parents, carers and support groups to help very ill and disabled children with physical disabilities and/or life limiting conditions get the most out of life. Grants of up to £5,000 are generally available, however larger requests will be considered. Ward & Partners are keen to fund projects for individual nominations, volunteer-led projects and have a particular interest in funding equipment and ac...

Grants for Volunteering (London & Essex) 4th December 2017

The Jack Petchy Foundation, which awards grants to programmes and projects that  benefit young people,  has announced that it wants to support young people who have to raise funds in order to be involved in a voluntary project or to participate in events that will benefit others in society.  The Foundation particularly wants to support those young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take part because of their personal circu...

Community Trees Fund Re-Opens for Applications from Schools and Community Groups (UK) 4th December 2017

The Community Trees Fund, which forms part of the Tree Council's Annual Community Action Programme, has re-opened for applications . The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees and works in partnership with communities, organisations and Government to make trees matter to everyone. The Community Trees Fund is open to applications for tree planting projects from schools and community groups (both formal and informal) in the UK. All proj...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 3rd December 2017

Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK can apply to the small grants programme of the St James's Place Charitable Foundation for grants of up to £10,000. The Foundation will 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 (including young people under the age of 25...

Funding Towards Education, Training or Employment of Young People (UK) 3rd December 2017

Young people facing financial barriers to taking the next step into work, education or training can apply for grants of up to £500 through the Princes Trust Development Awards. The grants can cover some of the costs involved in accessing education, training or moving into employment. The grants are available to UK residents aged between 14 and 17 who do not have/are not expecting to achieve 5 GCSEs grades A-C-(or equivalent), or those aged...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Youth Organisations (UK) 1st December 2017

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 through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund. 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, whether the Chief Executive or a post such as a...

Funding fo Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 1st December 2017

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 of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. The Ragdoll Foundation's vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be giv...

Government Relaunches Childcare Business Grants Scheme (England) 1st December 2017

The Department for Education is making grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to help with the costs of setting up a childminder business or agency in England. The funding is available to applicants that are registered with Ofsted (for three months or less) or a childminder agency; have an early years registration certificate; and are going to offer the 30 hours of childcare entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. The level of funding de...

Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 30th November 2017

Hadrian School in Newcastle has been provided with a brand new specially adapted minibus by the Lords Taverners; the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Hadrian School caters for 150 pupils aged 2-11 years with a range of needs including complex, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be used to take pupils on educational visits to s...

New Early Intervention Fund Launched (London) 28th November 2017

CAN Invest, which is a Social Investment Finance Intermediary, is currently accepting applications through its Early Intervention Fund.  The aim of the fund is to support young people and their families living in London. Young people and their families living in London face a range of significant challenges and the fund will give priority to projects that address child welfare and troubled families; education, including early years provision;...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 28th November 2017

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support 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...

£1 Million Social Investment Fund for Early Intervention Projects (London) 27th November 2017

The CAN Early Intervention Fund which provides loans and business support to Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations who deliver innovative, demonstrably effective products and services for the benefit of children and young people, has secured match funding from Funding London to double the amount of funding they can offer. The £1m fund provides loans of between £5,000 and £100,000 as well as business support to vol...

Virgin Money Foundation Launches #iwill Take Action Fund (North East of England) 27th November 2017

The Virgin Money Foundation is match funding Big Lottery Funds to create a £1.7million, three year #iwill Take Action Fund. The #iwill campaign aims to ensure that 60% of 10 to 20-year-olds across the UK are taking part in meaningful social action by 2020. Priority will be given to organisations with a base in the North East, working in areas with high levels of deprivation, who are deeply rooted within their local context. Virgin Money is...

Cole Charitable Trust (West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire) 24th November 2017

The Cole Charitable Trust, which is a small grant-making trust which supports charities in the West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire areas has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 16th March 2018. The Trust mainly supports small charities for whom the modest grants available can make a significant difference. Grants of between £300 and £1,000 are available to registered charities that focus on projects in the follow...

Schools in Partnership Fund (London) 23rd November 2017

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. T...

Funding for Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd November 2017

Schools based in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support Breakfast Clubs through the to the Kellogg's Breakfast Club Grants Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide breakfast to those children who need it most. A limited number of grants are available so priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding. Only one grant per s...

Marketing Derby Bondholder Future Talent Fund (Derby) 20th November 2017

Foundation Derbyshire has grants of up to £2,000 available through the Marketing Derby Bondholder Future Talent Fund for projects in Derby city that develop the skills and aspirations of young people. Grants are awarded through two funding streams: Develop Local Talent - for projects focused on the development and skill levels of the young people in Derby to help create a pool of innovators and leaders within the community; and Widen the Net...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 20th November 2017

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up t...

Funding for Breakfast Clubs (England, Wales, Scotland or Belfast) 19th November 2017

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 390 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Primary 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. Th...

Grants for School Journeys (London) 16th November 2017

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 28th February 2018. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory f...

Music Training and Continuing Professional Development Fund (Scotland) 15th November 2017

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people both in and out of school settings in Scotland have until 5pm on Friday 30th March 2018 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. Provided by Youth Music Initiative and administered by Scottish Music centre, the aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wi...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 10th November 2017

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 26th January 2018 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600 through the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund. Funding will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual appl...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants (England & Wales) 6th November 2017

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation's Community Support Grants Scheme. Funding is available for projects to tackle financial hardship; improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing; provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people; and tackle social exclusion and disadvantage. Charities can appl...

Henry Smith Charity Re-Launches Grants Programmes (UK) 3rd November 2017

The Henry Smith Charity has recently reviewed its grant procedures and now offers four funding opportunities: Improving Lives Fund; Strengthening Communities Fund; Holiday Grants for Children and Christian Projects. The Charity distributes over £28 million a year in grant programmes designed to bring about lasting change by reducing social and economic disadvantage in the UK. Grants awarded are generally between £10,000 and £60,000 and are...

Arts Award Access Fund (England) 27th October 2017

The Arts Award Access Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 29th January 2018. Grants of £100 to £1500 will be available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. This can include young people with a disability; learning difficulties; and special educational needs; etc. The aim of the grants is to enable Arts Award Centres to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Awar...