Youth

Dulverton Trust Fund

Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Youth Friday March 29th, 2019

The Dulverton Trust Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of between £500 to £5,000 to small charities and charitable organisations, normally with an annual income of under £200,000. The Trust wishes to support projects that align with their existing priorities: youth opportunities; general welfare; conservation and preservation of habitats; and preservation of heritage…

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Help a Maidstone Child: Maintenance Grant

Local Grants Youth Sunday March 31st, 2019

Help a Maidstone Child’s Maintenance Grant offers voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged children and/or young people in the Kent district of Maidstone. The grant is a modest amount of one-off funding which must be used to improve the lives of local children/young people in need. It can be used to cover core/running costs. Organisations can…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Young People

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT)’s Investing in Young People grant programme seeks to support disadvantaged young people living at the margins of society; with the aim of improving their skills, building their confidence and resilience and breaking down the barriers to their employment. Grants are available to charities, CICs, social enterprises or other properly constituted not-for-profit…

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Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation

Education & Employment Youth

Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation awards grants (no minimum/maximum specified) to registered charities. The Foundation looks for opportunities to provide multi-year funding over two to five years where possible. The Foundation seeks to support long-term strategies for dealing with youth education and employability, and therefore organisations, whose work is particularly effective and continues to meet the Foundation’s…

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Masonic Charitable Foundation: Early Years Opportunities Grant

Health & Social Care Youth

The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportunities Grant awards unrestricted grants of up to £150,000 to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (under 25 years old) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. Grants can be used for charitable activities such as: Additional educational opportunities such as…

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The Overstone Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth Friday March 15th, 2019

The Overstone Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to projects with a focus on reducing offending and re-offending rates or encouraging entrepreneurship among young people and the disadvantaged. Projects providing musical opportunities or countryside activities for disadvantaged children are of a particular interest. Deadline: Friday 15 March 2019 For…

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Ward & Partners Charitable Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Ward & Partners Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to enable parents, carers and support groups to help very ill and disabled children get the most out of life. The Fund offers invaluable funding to projects which benefit children with physical disabilities and/or life limiting conditions. Ward &…

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The Crown Charitable Fund

Local Grants Youth Tuesday December 31st, 2019

The Crown Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to volunteer-led groups working in Herne Bay with preference for projects supporting children and young people. Deadline: Tuesday 31 December 2019 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Gisela Graham Foundation

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Gisela Graham Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to UK registered charities that support the Foundation’s aims. They are: Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions. Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support. Assist the…

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The William Wates Memorial Trust

Youth

The William Wates Memorial Trust typically awards grants of between £30,000 – £50,000 over three years to charities and or not for profit enterprises. Projects should encourage young people (5-19 year olds) experiencing severe disadvantage to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, through the mediums of sports, arts and education, enabling them to…

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Shackleton Foundation

Social Enterprise Youth

The Shackleton Foundation awards seed-funding of up to £10,000 to early-stage social entrepreneurs with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people – just as Sir Ernest Shackleton helped others to overcome their doubts and fears in the face of true adversity. Projects must: be innovative and fresh; fulfil a…

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BlueSpark Foundation

Youth

The BlueSpark Foundation provides funding for projects which aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. Projects which the Trustees consider to help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people (aged 5-22) will be prioritised.…

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to UK registered charities with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The Trust operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications. The categories are as follows: 2018: Medical (non research) and Community. 2019: Children and Young People. 2020: Music and…

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The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is committed to supporting community groups by making small grants (typically under £1,000) towards projects that will directly benefit disadvantaged people in East Kent. Specific areas the Charity will consider funding are projects that address the needs of Vulnerable People – improving the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities…

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Comic Relief: Safe, Secure, Settled

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

Comic Relief’s Safe, Secure, Settled fund awards grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to not-for-profit organisations with projects that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives. Projects should take a creative approach,…

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Brett Landscaping

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

Brett Landscaping’s Community Engagement scheme supports small charities and community and voluntary groups with cash (up to £250) and product donations, such as concrete, bricks or paving slabs. Organisations wishing to apply must be working within the vicinity of a Brett Landscaping plant (Cliffe or Sturry, Kent). Projects renovating public outdoor spaces are favoured, but…

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Kent Community Foundation: Children, Young People & Families

Local Grants Youth Saturday August 31st, 2019

Kent Community Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 for exceptional projects) to local charities and VCSE organisations who are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Kent and Medway. This might include: living in poverty or deprivation; abuse or neglect; disability; young carers; children in care; bereavement;…

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The Tony and Sheelagh Williams Charitable Foundation

Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Tony and Sheelagh Williams Charitable Foundation aims to have the greatest benefit to people most in need. The Foundation favours charities that support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in society. This may include, charities that address the needs of people who are suffering because of poverty, homelessness, abuse, neglect, illness, disability, addiction or…

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Lord Barnby’s Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Youth

Lord Barnby’s Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations for, general charitable purposes, the advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, the prevention or relief of poverty, animals, environment, conservation and heritage. Grants are between £1,000 – £5,000, but no maximum amount is specified. Applications should be made in writing and include a brief description of…

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Woodroffe Benton Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Woodroffe Benton Foundation welcomes applications from any charitable organisation based in the UK, as well as any educational institutions (schools, universities, etc.) whether or not they have charitable status. Projects should fall within one of the following categories: Relief of Hardship Care for the Elderly Education and Youth Development Environment and Conservation Grants range…

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Allchurches Trust

Health & Social Care Heritage Religion Youth

The Allchurches Trust supports the mission and work of the Christian church and charitable projects that have a Christian foundation. The Trust likes to assist in areas of greatest social and economic deprivation. Trustees especially favour projects that show vision, illustrate enthusiastic support and demonstrate financial sustainability. The Allchurches Trust offer grants of between £1,000…

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Biskra Charitable Trust

Health & Social Care Youth

The Biskra Charitable Trust has been set up to for the public benefit of all persons regardless of age, race, religion or gender with special emphasis on organisations that operate for the benefit of young people. Its grant making policy is determined by the charity’s focus on providing opportunities for self-improvement, learning, skills training and…

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Hedley Foundation

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

The Hedley Foundation’s principal aim is ‘to effect change for the better in the lives of young people’. The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people. The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and…

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Donald Forrester Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Donald Forrester Trust target their support where they believe it is most needed and are increasingly look towards UK registered charities that are dependent upon volunteer support and a small amount of money will go a long way. The Trust also favours organisations where both overheads and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum. Grants are made twice yearly…

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William Brake Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The William Brake Charitable Trust provides funding to registered charities which are based and working in Kent. Typically the Brake family suggest charities which are known to them to be considered for funding from the Trust. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice per year. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Tory Family Foundation

Health & Social Care Religion Youth

The Tory Family Foundation offer grants to local charitable causes in Folkestone, Kent but also for both national and international charitable causes. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Funding is intended to support educational, religious, social and medical causes. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Tampon Tax Fund

Health & Social Care Youth

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom for projects focusing on one of three categories: violence against women…

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Kent County Playing Fields Association

Local Grants Sports Youth

The Kent County Playing Fields Association offer grants of up to £1,000 to parish councils and voluntary organisations towards the cost of providing children’s recreational facilities only. The fundamental objective of the Association is to ensure that there are adequate facilities for recreation in every city, town and village in Kent and to encourage the provision, improvement,…

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The Gibbons Family Trust

Local Grants Youth

The Gibbons Family Trust offers grants to charitable organisations, registered charities and individuals working with children and young people under the age of 25 years in the Isle of Thanet, Kent. Funding is intended to support the Trust’s main priorities, which are the care, benefit, welfare, education and support of young people under 25 years…

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care Older People Sports Youth

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working to address local issues such as substance misuse, homelessness or unemployment in areas of urban deprivation or rural communities. Within these overarching themes, the Foundation is interested in three areas: Community…

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Lord’s Taverners: Disability Play Spaces

Health & Social Care Youth

Lord’s Taverners’ grants for disability play spaces provide indoor and outdoor equipment to help young people with disabilities enjoy play time. Grants are available to SEN schools that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/sensory/learning disability. The Lord’s Taverners generally award grants of up to 80% (of the net cost) to…

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Lord’s Taverners: Accessible Minibuses

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

The Lord’s Taverners provides a range of specially adapted minibuses for SEN Schools catering for young people (under 25 years old) with learning and physical disabilities. Each minibus costs in the region of £61,000. The customised minibuses are provided to enable schools to engage pupils in a range of sporting and recreational activities within the local…

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The Cole Charitable Trust

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Cole Charitable Trust supports charities in the West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire areas preferring to fund small charities for whom the modest grants available can make a significant difference. The Trust welcomes applications from small and local (as opposed to regional or national) organisations, or local branches of organisations, working in the fields of: social welfare, all age…

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BBC Children in Need: Main Grants

Youth

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or…

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BBC Children in Need: Small Grants

Youth

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to three years (total request must not exceed £30,000). Applicants must be supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing…

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The Fore

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Social Enterprise Sports Youth

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and access to business expertise are available to any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company with an annual income less than £1m.…

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Garfield Weston Foundation

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Religion Youth

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.  From small community groups to large national institutions, their aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need. The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities…

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GC Gibson Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The GC Gibson Charity offers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 (averaging around £4,000) to a wide range of UK registered charities, preferably those with annual charitable donation of less than £1 million. The Trustees are all highly involved in various philanthropic activities and priority for support is given to charities that the Trustees have previously…

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The Lynn Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Youth

The Lynn Foundation supports a variety of charitable causes. Their annual report published in March 2017 stated: All our other grants would be small (around £500). The grant budget for next fiscal year would be £280000 broken down as follows: Disabled Children: £82,500 Disabled Adults: £80,000 Music: £20,000 Arts: £27,500 Youth Sponsorship: £20,000 Medical Research: £20,000…

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Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Youth

The Foyle Fondation’s Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note the Foyle Foundation are not able to support individuals. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover…

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The Foyle Foundation: Main Grants Scheme

Arts & Culture Youth

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals. The Foundation’s Main Grants Scheme supports charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning. Arts The Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual…

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Ironmongers’ Company

Youth

The Ironmongers’ Company offers grants of up to £10,000 to registered charities that work with disadvantaged young people under the age of 25. In particular the Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for young people to fulfil their potential through educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Preference will be given to…

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The Lister Charitable Trust

Environmental Health & Social Care Youth

The Lister Charitable Trust supports general charitable causes however have a tendency to fund projects supporting activities for children and young people, health causes and environment. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Trustees meet quarterly to review applications. For more information and how to apply please contact: Penelope Horne, Trustee The Lister Charitable Trust c/o Apperley Limited…

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The Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Youth

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation makes donations to registered charities (including CIOs) and universities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts. Education The Foundation considers applications from universities and other charities to support young professionals in fields including medicine, science and business. We support disadvantaged young people and apprenticeships. Medical Research The Foundation…

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Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Antony Hornby Charitable Trust makes general charitable donations to organisations working in the following causes: education, training and employment; medical, health and sickness; Arts and culture; animals and environment; and community development. Grants are typically around £1,000 and rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.…

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Michael Crawford Children’s Charity

Health & Social Care Youth

The Michael Crawford Children’s Charity issues grants to organisations and individuals that support children and young people especially those disadvantaged by poverty and/or illness. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount you can apply for. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr Kenneth Dias FCA, Trustee Michael Crawford Children’s…

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Schroder Charity Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Youth

The Schroder Charity Trust supports a wide range of general charitable purposes, including: the promotion of health; social welfare; children and young people; education and training; community and economic development; overseas aid; arts and culture; heritage; the environment. Preference is given to UK registered charities with a proven track record and those in which the…

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Alec Dickson Trust

Youth

The Alec Dickson Trust supports young people in the UK who want to use volunteering or community service to do brilliant things in their communities. Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that…

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Les Mills Fund for Children

Youth

The Les Mills Fund for Children offers grants of up to £1,000 to registered charities and accountable non-profit organisations who do their most to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. The scheme is committed to creating a healthier and fitter planet for our future generations – ensuring that as many children…

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Peter Harrison Foundation: Special Needs & Care for Children & Young People

Health & Social Care Youth

The Peter Harrison Foundation offers grants (no maximum) to charities in the South East of England to assist children and young people who are disabled, disadvantaged, ill, homeless or at risk of crime, truancy or addiction. The Foundation promotes the belief that education and sport provide the key stepping stones to self-development, creation of choice, confidence…

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