Children and Young People

Funding to Reduce the Likelihood of Children Becoming Involved in Crimes (England & Wales) 9th April 2024

A £3.5 million fund has been launched to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological therapies delivered to children across England and Wales, who are at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence or those already involved in the youth justice system. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) - Psychological Therapies Fund, for projects that aim to treat psychological and emotional problems for children a...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 8th April 2024

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for disadvantage children between the ages of 5-16 years. Charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of two weeks or ten days during the summer holidays. Priority will be given to small, local schemes involving a large number of children especially those with disab...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children & Young People (South East - excluding London & Greater London) 5th April 2024

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs throughout the South East (excluding London & Greater London) can apply for grants of up to £30,000 through the Peter Harrison Foundation Positive Futures for Children and Young People grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to support projects that improve the lives of children and young people who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged. Previously funded organisations include th...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 25th March 2024

Grants ranging from £500 to £2,750 are available for schools, youth groups, non-profit organisations, and charities to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disadvantaged or disabled children who are 13 years old or younger. Applications from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK will be given priority. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the total cost of a holiday or trip, which can last from one to seven...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 21st March 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testi...

Funding to Support the Education of Armed Forces Children (UK) 18th March 2024

Grants of up to £80,000 are available for schools, academies, colleges, and local authorities to support the education of Service children aged 14-18 in the UK. Through the Service Pupil Support programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award funding for projects which support service pupils who may be at risk of not reaching their full educational potential, including those with additional needs, who would benefit from targeted, e...

Funding for Projects that Teach Children about the Countryside (England and Wales) 15th March 2024

Charities, Schools, PTAs and other not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged children connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and parti...

Funding for Youth Sports & Activity Programmes (London) 13th March 2024

Grants up to £40,000 will soon be available to charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations delivering sport and physical activity to underserved children and young people in London. The funding is made available through the Go! London Foundation Grants programme, which aims to transform the lives of young people aged 4-24 through sport and activity, and improve the sustainability of the groups delivering these activities. Grants...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 11th March 2024

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 the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 11th March 2024

Schools, charitable organisations and other groups in Scotland supporting the education of young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh received a grant of £1,000 to support...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 7th March 2024

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now apply to the Field Family Trust for grants of up to £5,000. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1 million and be working in the West Midlands and London (within the boundaries of the M25). The Trustees will consider applications for a wide variety of purposes, such as outreach, engagement, equipment, furni...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 5th March 2024

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,...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 4th March 2024

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, in England and Wales to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next closing date for appl...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 1st March 2024

Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club as well a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 29th February 2024

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

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 29th February 2024

The Froebel Trust has launched a new call for proposals for its Research Grantts programme. The aim of the programme is to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advance knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. The Trust is offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants of u...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th February 2024

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has reopened for applications.   The programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to primary and secondary schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.   To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pup...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 26th February 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation’s Social Impact Grants Programme will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The programme will fund projects wh...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes Deadline Extended (UK) 19th February 2024

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of two weeks, or ten days during the summer holidays. Priority will be given to small, local schemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabili...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Young People through Educational & Sporting Activities (UK) 16th February 2024

UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty can apply for funding through the Hargreaves Foundation. The Foundation aims to help children and young people to fulfill their potential and improve their wellbeing, self-esteem, and independence through educational and sporting activities. This could in...

School Holiday Activity Fund Opens for Applications (London) 15th February 2024

Registered charities and mainstream state schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity's School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) and will cover the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current government guidelines for young people in the b...

Tesco Stronger Starts Programme (UK) 15th February 2024

Tesco is inviting applications from schools and other not for profit organisation for projects and activities that give children across the UK a stronger start in life.  The grants will help schools and other organisations provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities. Every three months, three local goo...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 14th February 2024

The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be s...

Grants to Promote Mental Health & Wellbeing for Young People (UK) 9th February 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are core-focused on mental-health-related matters.to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults across the UK. The funding is made available by the Pixel Fund, which generally awards grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 for specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to children and young adults under 26 years old. No single gran...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 7th February 2024

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...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th February 2024

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding av...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 4th January 2024

Charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 19th December 2023

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Funding for Christmas Breakfast Clubs (Salford & Trafford) 6th December 2023

Grants of up to £500 are available to help school breakfast clubs provide extra support for children in most need over the winter months. To qualify for the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Christmas Boost programme, the breakfast club must be based in a school in Salford and Trafford, and priority will be given to schools that have 20% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding, or that are based in an area which is classified...

Youth Hostel Offers Bursary Scheme for Towards Residential Stays (England & Wales) 16th November 2023

Schools and colleges in areas of high deprivation in England and Wales can apply for support towards to cost of a residential stay at a YHA owned hostel. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Bursary scheme. The scheme is open to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools offering alternative provision or colleges based in areas of high social deprivation and that have high numbers (upwards...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Families During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (South of England) 31st October 2023

Funding is available to support vulnerable families during the cost-of-living crisis. The Cash for Kids Cost of Living Fund will support families in the South of England who have a genuine need for help and are suffering from disadvantage due to the crisis, allowing them to apply for grants of £50 per child which can be used for basic essentials such as food, heating, clothing, and school uniform. Service providers who support vulnerable chil...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 20th October 2023

Grants are available to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme supports families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK – excl Greater London) 9th October 2023

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. To maximise the impact of its grants, the Foundation will only fund smaller organi...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Children, Young People & Families (England & Wales) 22nd September 2023

Schools, charities, and community organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged children, young people and their families can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. The Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme offers bursaries to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools offering alternative provision and colleges to help meet the costs of a residential trip. The programme also offers f...

Funding to Support the Development of Play Experiences for Children (UK) 7th August 2023

Community groups, schools, parents, and caregivers can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 per project from the Community Play Fund, which was introduced by ChangeX and the LEGO Foundation to support the development of playful experiences for children in communities across the UK. Individuals are eligible to apply but need to be part of a team. To apply, applicants choose the project they want to start based on their community’s needs, fro...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st July 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 29th June 2023

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Children (UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands) 26th June 2023

Not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support their core costs such as management and administration, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. The funding is being made available through BBC Children in Need’s Core Cost programme and will support eligible organisations within the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the...

Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities or Learning (UK) 29th March 2023

Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more c...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th March 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Disadvantaged Children (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 3rd March 2023

Grants of up to £120,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, through BBC Children in Need. The grants aim to support the core costs of these organisations, such as HR and payroll expenses, office costs, accountancy and audit, communications and outreach, and governance, regulatory, and...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

Funding for Recreational Facilities for Disadvantaged Young People (England) 30th November 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for affiliated sports clubs and organisations in England to provide recreational facilities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 21. The funding, which is made available by the Central Social and Recreational Trust, can be used to purchase equipment, and maintain gymnasiums or buildings to be used for recreational or other leisure time occupations by children who would otherwise be...

Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 7th November 2022

As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work...

Funding to Support the Education of Disadvantaged Young People (London) 24th October 2022

Charitable organisations and educational establishments working to support the education of children and young people from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds in inner London, are invited to apply for funding from the Portal Trust. The funding will support young people below the age of 25 to access educational opportunities and help them realise their full potential. Projects should aim to widen access and participation in further and high...

BBC Children in Need to Begin Launching New Funding Programmes (UK) 13th September 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will begin launching in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme....

£17 Million Fund to Help Disadvantaged Young People Take Part in Sport (London) 28th July 2022

Sport England, in partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Marathon Charitable Trust, has launched a new £17 million fund to support disadvantaged and underserved young people in London to take part in sport and physical activity. The Sports Collaboration Fund will provide organisations with small and large grants lasting between twelve months and three years that will help young people in areas of low participation in sport, espec...

Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England) 21st July 2022

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made ava...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales) 18th July 2022

Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that...

Extra £12 Million in Funding Announced for #iwill Fund (England) 12th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more...

Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (London & Essex) 10th May 2022

The Jack Petchey Foundation is making funding available to enable young people across London and Essex to get involved in volunteering projects in the UK. Through the Individual Grants for Volunteering programme, the Foundation will fund up to 50% of the cost of a project, up to the value of £400, to enable young people aged 11-25 to take on new challenges and develop their personal and social development through volunteering in areas such as...

Funding to Provide Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities (England, Wales & Scotland) 6th May 2022

Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair. The funding is made available by children’s charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services i...

Funding to Help Talented Young People Reach their Potential (Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, & Redcar & Cleveland) 29th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support talented children and young people who face barriers to reaching their potential due to a lack of funding. The Sirius Foundation’s Young and Talented Fund will help disadvantaged young people up to the age of 18 (up to 25 for care leavers and those with special educational needs and disabilities) living in Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, and Redcar and Cleveland to pro...

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 13th January 2022

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

Funding to Increase the Number of Youth Workers (Cumbria) 19th October 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria has launched a new initiative to increase the number of youth workers. The Better Tomorrows Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, will award grants of up to £25,000 to charitable, not-for-profit organisations setting up or providing new youth work opportunities for local people in Cumbria. The three-year initiative will fund youth work salaries, with the ultimate objective of substantially increasing...

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

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

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

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