The Francis C Scott Charitable Trust awards over £1 million in grants every year to charitable organisations operating in Cumbria and the very north of Lancashire.

Our core purpose is to support charitable organisations who enable young people up to the age of 24 in Cumbria & North Lancashire experiencing challenging circumstances to thrive.

We are particularly interested in effective approaches to addressing the needs of children, young people and young adults by:

  • raising aspirations and supporting personal development
  • inclusive practice
  • improving wellbeing and mental health
  • improving sector effectiveness

Please contact us if you would like to make an application for funding support.

Better Tomorrows

We are delighted to announce our involvement in the Better Tomorrow’s youth work training programme. The programme was officially launched on International Youth Day, 2021 and the first group of trainees began in March 2022. Seven local organisations across Cumbria have received funding funding for new or expanded youth work roles.