Children, Young People & Families

Funding opportunities for children, young people and families

NEWS AND UPDATES

The Ragdoll Foundation Open Grants Scheme offers grants up to £1,500 (small grants programme) and up to £50,000 (main grants programme) to support the cultural sector to work with children and young people. Preference will be given to projects that strive to listen to children and allow perceptions and feelings of children to be better understood. Rolling deadline for the large grants, small grants have a deadline of Friday 7th May.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are offering grants up to £250,000 for local youth organisations under their Youth Covid-19 Support Fund. Grassroot youth clubs, uniformed youth groups and national and umbrella organisations including CIOs, CIC, and not for profit organisations are able to apply. The deadline is Friday 12th February.

The True Colours Foundation offers grants up to £10,000 to charities and projects working with disabled children and young people, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. Funding available for hydrotherapy pools, multi-sensory rooms, minibuses, young carers projects, sibling projects and bereavement support. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Porticus UK offers revenue grants for VCSEs working in child protection, criminal justice, migration and human trafficking, primary and secondary education and vital church communities. Grants awarded are varying and no minimum or maximum amount indicated. A formal introduction can be submitted at any time, successful organisations will be invited to submit a full application.

The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust offers grants up to £2,000 for charities and community organisations working to support children and young people, older people and people with a disability in the UK. Applications can be made at any time. The Trust doesn't operate a website, more details can be found on the charity commission site.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund offers grants up to £30,000 per year, up to three years. Organisations should be working with young people aged 14-25 who are socially excluded or marginalised. Funding will cover core funding. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Barnard Kenneth Hufton Charity offers grants from under £2,000 up to £118,000 to charitable organisations supporting amateur sport, children and young people, education, training, health, older people, religion and general charitable causes. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Charity does not operate a website, contact details can be found on the charity commission website.

THE GEORGE AND ESME POLLITZER CHARITABLE SETTLEMENT offers grants around £5,000 to registered charities working in the areas of the Armed Forces, community and the environment, disability, the elderly, health and medical research, the Jewish faith and parenting, family and child support. Please write to the charity for details of how to apply. Contact information can be found on the Charity Commission website.

The Warburtons Family Matter Community Grants offer grants up to £400 for not-for-profit organisations supporting local families. The community grant can be used for specific items for projects, such as buying equipment or supporting a community event. Theprogramme reopens on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Variety, The Children's Charity Youth Club grants offer grants between £250 to £500 for youth clubs and youth organisations providing opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 18 years old. Applications can be submitted at any time but possible delays due to Covid-19.

The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust offers grants between £1,000 to £22,900 (average award was £7,000) to registered charities across a wide range of issues. They have previously funded a Literacy Festival, Community Choir, Counselling Trust and Theatre Trust. The Trust does not operate a website, more details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The MSE Charity has announced on Monday 1st February 2021 they are opening applications to their next round of funding. Grants will be available to 40 organisations working on projects that focus on building financial capability skills to under 25 year olds. Once 40 applications have been accepted the fund will close, so early submission is recommended.

The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People's Central Grants Programme offers grants up to £30,000 to registered charities and CICs supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK. Four focus groups: children and young people with disabilities, children and young people who are sick in hospital, children and young people who are life limited and children and young people who suffer from mental health issues. Quarterly deadlines, the next is Tuesday 4th February 2021.

THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY offers grants up to £100,000 over a 5 year period for registered charities providing educational opportunities to vulnerable and/or deprived children and young people. Two key areas of the funding: improve educational outcome and improve life chances. Projects can be 100% funded by this society, however they will give preference to match funding. Two stage application process, stage one has a deadline of Tuesday 13th July 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application.

The Buttle Trust Chances For Children Trust offers grants up to £2,000 to local authorities and registered charities supporting disadvantaged children. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Magic Breakfast offers grants to schools to fund new, or improve existing breakfast clubs. The School must have at least 35% of pupils recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. Applications can be made at any time.

The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust offers grants up to £5,000 for projects and/or trips for Scouts or Guide Groups. Small projects previously funded have included building works, equipment, new start up groups, one off events and transport. Applications can be submitted at any time on the Trust's website.

The E S G Robinson Charitable Trust offers grants around £1,000 to registered charities, with a preference for the West Country. Areas supported include: music and the arts, numismatics, older people, people who are disadvantaged, the environment, conservation and young people. The Trust does not operate a website, more information is available on the Charity Commission website.

The Comic Relief Community Fund supports grassroot VCSEs led by their communities, to support their comunities. Grants up to £1,000 to deliver change from organisations working in one of their three key areas: children survive and thrive, fighting for gender justice, a safe place to be and mental health matters. 

The Ford Britain Trust are offering small grants (£250 and under) and large grants (£250 to £3,000) to registered charities, schools/PTAs and small voluntary organisations (CICs are not included). Projects should be focused on education, environment, children, youth activities and projects that provide a clear benefit to a local community. Applications supported/submitted by a Ford employee will be favoured. Small grant applications have now closed, large grant applications have a deadline of Sunday 31st January 2021.

The CLA Charitable Trust offers grants around £2,500 to registered charities, registered companies, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in at least one of their three objectives: promoting education about the countryside for young people from towns and cities and those who are disadvantaged, providing facilities for those who are disabled, who have learning difficulties or who are in some way disadvantaged to enjoy the benefits of the countryside and to support the advancement of education in agriculture, horticulture and conservation for disadvantaged people, particularly the young. These grants can be used for projects or equipment. The Trust has a track record of favouring small organisations where their grant can make a big difference. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Organisations working with young people (14-24) who support them get into employment could receivegrants between £30,000 and £150,000 from the Youth Futures Foundation. Approaches will be tested, evaluated and where proven effective, expanded to reach more young people. Two types of grant available: development and impact. Not-for-profit voluntary organisations, community-sector organisations and statutory organisations can apply. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Frognal Trust is a Wiltshire based Funder offering grants to registered charities working with older people, children, the blind and otherwise handicapped, medical research and environmental heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Trust doesn't operate a website but more details can be found on the charity commission website.

The Van Neste Foundation offers one-off grants, usually around £7,500 to charities and CIOs in Somerset working to support children and young people. Applications can be submitted at any time via their online form. Reviews take place every four months; January, June and October.

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust offers grants up to £400 to individuals for not-for-profit organisations to fund projects that enable disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities in the 'great outdoors'. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Grants between £100,000 - £800,000 available from the Youth Futures Foundation. The fund aims to transform the lives of young people by addressing youth unemployment and unleashing potential. Organisations working with young people (14 - 24) who support them into work and overcome barriers are invited to apply. There is no deadline for this fund.

 

Follow the links below for the most up to date information.

Alec Dickson Trust

Barbara Ward Children’s Charity

Blue Spark Foundation

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need - Emergency Essentials Programme

Buttle UK

Casey Trust

Comic Relief

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Dulverton Trust

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Young People Leaving Care

Garfield Weston Foundation

Greggs Foundation: Funding for Breakfast Clubs

Hays Travel Foundation

Hedley Foundation

Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

Ironmongers Company

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme

Kelly Family Charitable Trust

Les Mills Fund for Children

Masonic Charitable Foundation

National School Breakfast Programme

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Shared Ground Fund

The Peter Cruddas Foundation 

Ragdoll Foundation

St James’s Place Foundation

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

The Thomas Wall Trust

Toy Trust

Triangle Trust

True Colours Trust

Variety - Youth Club grants

Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity

Wooden Spoon

Woodward Trust Summer Play Schemes

Youth Music Grant Programme