Children, Young People & Families

Funding opportunities for children, young people and families


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.

The KFC Foundation offers grants between £250 and £2,000 to registered charities, CIOs and unincorporated clubs to support young people (11-25 years old) to fulfil their potential and build a positive future. Aims/outcomes; safe social spaces, mentoring work and social skills. Organisations must be local to a KFC restaurant. The deadline for an expression of interest is Friday 25th September 2020.

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.

The True Colours Trust are offering grants up to £5,000 to help smaller organisations adapt and continue to deliver their services in light of Covid-19. Organisations must work with children, especially supporting children, families and siblings effected by a disability. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 21st September.

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.

The Iron Mongers Company are offering grants up to £10,000 to registered charities working with disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. Projects must work with people under the age of 25, consist of educational activities that develop skills and, learning and motivation. The next deadline is Tuesday 15th September.

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