Funding for Young People

Alec Dickson Trust
Grants of up to £500 for volunteering or community service projects that are organised and run by young people which directly or indirectly respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications are looked at every 3 months.

Barbara Ward Children's Foundation
Grants for organisation's that support severely disadvantaged children anywhere in the world where their grants are likely to make a real difference.  They fund core costs and also projects.

Betsy Foundation
Grants of up to £30,000 to registered charities operating in London which make the world a better place for those in need. Their mission is to assist the organisations which provide this deeply needed support to young people in our communities. 

Frank Buttle UK
Lots of support for not for profit organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.

Instant Impact Fund
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support first-time visits by young people between UK-German youth group partnerships. Grants can fund travel, accommodation and project resources and will be a contribution to the overall costs.  Apply at least 6 weeks before the date of the planned visit.

Jack Petchey Foundation
Does your organisation work with children/young people?  If so take a look at the above website as there are several programmes/schemes to enable you to recognise, reward, and celebrate their achievements: achievement awards; leader award grant (formerley small grant programme); leader awards; achievers network; educational visits; individual grants for volunteering.

KPMG Foundation
They offer a flexible grant making approach and aim to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people, including those in care or on the edge of care. 

Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
Small grants to scouting and guiding groups.  Eligible expenditure:  equipment, making repairs, trips.  There doesn't seem to be any deadlines.

Little Lives
Grants up to £1,500 to support children's groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes.

Prince of Wales offering small grants (single or multi-year) to a maximum value of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.  Themes are:  Heritage & Conservation; Education; Health & Wellbeing; Social Inclusion; Environment; Countryside.  Rolling programme - applications are looked at in: February; May; July; & October.

Ragdoll Foundation
Offering grants up to £50,000 through their Open Grants Scheme for not for profit organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.

The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants
Supports legal work that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally. There are 8 closing dates each year.

True Colours Trust
Grants that help families with disabled children on a daily basis.

Youth Club Grant 
Funds equipment for youth organisations which are affiliated to either UK Youth or Association of Boys and Girls Clubs.

Youth Music Funding Streams 
Programmes funded by Youth Music work with children and young people of all ages, from babies and their families through to young adults up to the age of 25, using the power of music to support musical, personal and social development. There are several different funding streams available.