the7stars Foundation

Health & Social Care Youth

the7stars Foundation offers three streams of funding: project applications for 16 year olds and under; long term applications for 16 year olds and under; and direct funding for 18 year olds and under.

The Foundation prioritises projects that are for those challenged by abuse; addiction; those who are young carers; those who find themselves in transition and those without a place to call home.

Project Applications

  • Project grants awarded up to £5,000
  • To organisations with a turnover of under £1.5 million
  • Supporting young people aged 16 years and under.
  • Projects aligned to values of Potential; Opportunity; Fairness & Impact. Enabling young people to have the best start in life, to reach for the stars.
  • Projects which have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner.
  • Projects hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage.
  • Projects which respond to (one of the/multiple) funding priorities of the7starsfoundation; address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources).
  • Projects which provide immediate support not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too.

Long Term Applications

  • With a turnover of under £500,000.
  • Supporting young people aged 16 years and under (18 years and under at trustee discretion- e.g. charities supporting care leavers).
  • Unrestricted grant funding awarded on a two year commitment, up to £20,000 per year, with a focus on capacity building and enabling organisations to reach further.
  • Collaboration will enable meaningful engagement within the wider 7stars agency.
  • Organisations aligned to values of Potential; Opportunity; Fairness & Impact. Enabling young people to have the best start in life, to reach for the stars.
  • Organisations have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner.
  • Organisations respond to (one of the/multiple) funding priorities of the7stars foundation in an innovative manner, responding to lack of provision.
  • Organisations challenged by a lack of funding or sustainability.
  • Funding will enable organisations to build capacity; achieve sustainability; increase their reach and support and develop their vision.

Direct Funding

  • Grants between £100-£1,000 available for young people themselves aged 18 years and under.
  • Funding for young people to overcome or heal from abuse; addiction, support for those in transition or without a place to call home.
  • Applications for funding must be supported or submitted by a social, outreach or support worker (on behalf of the young person).

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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