Children and Young People
Awards for All
Grants up to £10,000 from the Awards for All programme are open to not-for-profit organisations, including parish and town councils, schools and health bodies.
They can be used to support small-scale projects that promote arts and education, encourage healthier living, develop local sports, support heritage initiatives and boost community.
Barclays Stockbrokers Trust
Provides grants to registered and exempt charities only and one of their priorities is Children and Youth. Grants in the region of £10,000 to £50,000 are available for capital and project costs but not for core or revenue funding.
Miss M Y Bertenshaw, Trust Officer, Barclays Trust Co Ltd, Osborne Court, Gadbrook Park, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7UE
Tel: 01606 313173
BBC's Children In Need Appeal
Grants are available to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under, living in the United Kingdom. Their disadvantages may include: illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological problems; living in poverty or situations of deprivation. The project should be entirely focused on children.
London and South East (Elstree) , Elstree Centre, Clarendon Road , Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JF
Tel: 020 8228 8275
The Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery. Funding covers health, education, environment and charitable purposes. They are committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
Charles Hayward Foundation
This foundation offers grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to support projects that provide support to youth at risk, including youth mentoring projects and diversionary projects.
Hayward House, 45 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4JU.
Tel: 020 7370 7063 or 020 7370 7067
CLA Charitable Trust
The Trust focuses on education, recreation and country sports. The main focus is:
- Promoting education in the countryside for disadvantaged and city children and young people
- Supporting horticultural and agricultural training for people with disabilities
Mr Peter Geldart, CLA Charitable Trust, Hopbine Farmhouse, Ossington, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6LJ
Website: CLA Charitable Trust
Grants up to £5,000 are available in their Small Grants programme for which there is no deadline. Decisions are made within three months.
You can make a small grant application under the following programmes:
- Older People
- Mental Health
- Disadvantaged Communities.
Larger grants can be made under the following priorities:
- Young People
- Older People
- Mental Health
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Domestic Violence
The Dulverton Trust
The trust has eight main areas of activity. These include: Youth and Education - preference to disadvantaged youngsters, preferably projects that can be extended to the wider community; Conservation - wildlife habitats; Preservation - preservation of heirlooms of outstanding historic national importance - rarely for churches/cathedrals; General Welfare - very young, older people, young carers, family issues. Offers approximately 250 grants per year (mainly to national projects), usually ranging between £1,000 and £50,000.
Trust Secretary, The Dulverton Trust, 5 St James Place London SW1A 1NP
Tel: 020 7629 9121
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The grants programme focuses on four main areas: Arts & Heritage - new projects focus on visual arts; Education; Environment; and Social Change: Enterprise and Independence. Grants range between £300 - £600,000, but allocations above £100,000 are unusual.
Family Fund Trust
Helps families of disabled and seriously ill children under the age of 16. Gives grants and information related to the care of the child. The range of grants includes holidays, leisure, laundry equipment, driving lessons and lots more. The range of information produced encompasses subjects such as benefits, holidays and transport.
Family Holiday Association
Specialises in providing holidays for disadvantaged families and children.
£125 million investment fund for the voluntary and community sector. 250 investments will be made in the form of loans, grants and capacity building. The reasoning behind the fund is that not enough capital investment is made in the voluntary and community sector and this is an innovative way of introducing this money. Voluntary and community groups must be prepared to take a loan and it is intended that it should be repaid through the secural of an agreement with a public sector agency for the delivery of services. There are five areas of service delivery that are applicable for funding: community cohesion; crime; education and learning; health and social care; and support for children and young people.
Henry Smith Charity
Large grants of up to £60,000 over three years and a small grant scheme of up to £10,000 is available for projects that support young people, particularly those at risk and living in deprived areas.
The Director, Henry Smith's Charity, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London EC4A 1BU
Tel: 020 7320 6884
Hyde Young Pride Awards
Grants of up to £500 a year are now available to all young Hyde Housing residents, aged 16 years and under, towards the funding of any educational or skills training or cultural activity.
Ladbrokes in the Community Charitable Trust
The trust aims to work with a wide range of charities and good causes, helping raise funds and tailoring initiatives to meet the demands of local communities. Projects supported include those helping children, hospices and sports.
Address: Ms Ros Barker, Ladbroke Racing Ltd, Imperial House, Imperial Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7JW
Tel: 0208 515 586
The Lankelly Foundation and Chase Charity have merged to form the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Its main priorities include: arts, breaking the cycle of abuse and deprivation, developing communities, mental health issues, heritage, offenders; society; and children's playschemes. There is also a short term programmme for asylum seekers/refugees.
The LankellyChase Foundation, 2 The Court, High Street, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0EY
Tel: 01235 820044
The Mark Leonard Trust
Not-for-profit organisations and organisations with a charitable purpose can apply for funding through the Mark Leonard Trust. The Mark Leonard Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and focuses on environmental education in the UK.
The Trust seeks to support projects that focus on:
- Finding practical ways of involving children and young adults; sustainable agriculture and bio-diversity
- Sustainable transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy and youth work that supports the rehabiliation of young people involved in anti-social or criminal activities.
Applications can be submitted at any time to the Trust.
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, Allington House (1st Floor), 150 Victoria Street, SW1E 5AE
Tel: 0207 410 0330 Fax: 0207 410 0332
The Foundation operates a Small Grants Programme offering one-off grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities with an income of under £500,000. The themes they are supporting are:
- Domestic Violence
- Prisoners' Families
- Young Offenders
Peter Harrison Foundation
This programme focuses on projects that benefit those who are disabled, chronically or terminally sick and those that engage children or young people who may be at risk from crime, truancy or addiction. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 can be applied for under the Small Grants programme.
Tesco Charity Trust (Community Award Scheme)
Community Awards focus on charities that deliver practical benefits to children's welfare, children's education, the welfare of elderly people and people with disabilities. Grants generally range from £1,500 to £5,000. Applications are considered in two rounds: Children's welfare and children's educational projects, including special needs schools - the deadline is 31 January; Elderly people and people with disabilities - the deadline is 30 June.
Address: Tesco Charity Trust, Tesco Stores Ltd, Delamare Road , Cheshunt EN8 9SL
Tel: 01992 646768
Website: Tesco Charity Trust
The Ragdoll Foundation
The primary purpose is to make grants for charitable purposes around the world that: promote the development of children through imaginative thinking; encourage innovation and innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere; offer creative solutions that deal with the causes of problems in childhood; ensures effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning; and above all demonstrate how the voices of children can be heard. The Trustees wish to make a range of grants available but the majority will range from £500 to £20,000.
Ragdoll Foundation, Timothy's Bridge Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9QN
Tel: 07977 916969 / 01789 404116
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Whizz-Kidz is a national children's charity set up to give disabled children and young people independent mobility. Provides customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment to improve the quality of life of disabled children across the UK.
Y Speak Consultation Fund
Grants of up to £7,500 are available to organsisations that can work with young people to enable them to facilitate a dialogue between young people and decision makers.
Changemakers, Baybrook Farm, Lower Godney, near Wells, Somerset BA5 1RZ
Tel: 01458 834767
Fax: 01458 830588
Yapp Charitable Trust
Gives grants for running costs and salaries. Most grants are for one year but will consider applications for revenue grants for up to three years. Single year grants are usually for less than £3,000. Ongoing grants are rarely for more than £3,000 a year.
Youth Music England
Has four funding programmes, offering grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to non-profit making organisations working with children and young people over a period of 3 to 18 months:
- First Steps - Developing 0 to 5 year olds through music, with training for parents and carers
- Music Maker - Music-making in any style or genre for 5 to 18 year olds, or up to 25 year olds with special needs
- Plug into Music - Developing music technology skills for 5 to 18 year olds
- Singing Challenge - Encouraging new and exciting ways of singing for 5 to 18 year olds