What we fund

We are particularly interested in effective approaches to addressing the needs of children, young people and young adults (up to 24 years old) by:

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

The majority of our grants are multi-year revenue grants for project or core costs. We encourage including full costs in your application (including a percentage contribution to indirect costs) if applying for project costs. Trustees will also fund capital projects that make a tangible difference to a local community.

Whilst we prefer to fund organisations that are registered charities, we will consider offering grants to organisations who are pursuing charitable objectives and make a demonstrable contribution to their community, providing their aims and constitution are clearly not-for-profit. Additional checks and questions will be asked of organisations applying for funds who are not registered charities.

Applications from national organisations will only be considered where the beneficiaries and project workers are based within our beneficial area.

Please note that Trustees prefer to fund small to medium-sized organisations and it is therefore unlikely they will support applications from charities with a turnover in excess of £1m. We would encourage you to seek guidance from the staff if you are unsure.