On-going Funding from Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust10-Nov-2017
Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust continues their call for applications from not-for-profit organisations or projects that improve the quality of life
for people in Kent.
The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making trust that supports charitable activity in Kent. The main intention of the Trust is to improve the lives of people in Kent and those who are most disadvantaged.
The Colyer-Fergusson continues to prioritise toward young people with their ‘Poverty of Opportunity’ programme. This concentrates on disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Kent.
Even though it could be said recession affects community life, the Trust believe that the young people of Kent are still missing out in various employment opportunities, so Colyer-Fergusson is using its funds to support employable youth, helping them successfully move across into adulthood.
Colyer Fergusson make grants to support organisations, who work with youth group, to expand opportunities for apprenticeship and vocational learning.
Grants of up to £75,000 are available to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve the quality of life for people in Kent, particularly those who are the most disadvantaged.
The Trust is currently prioritising ‘Young People with Poverty of Opportunity’; this focuses on disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Kent between the ages of 14-25.
The Trust offers three programmes:
- Hardship Award Programme - intended for disadvantaged young people living in Thanet, Shepway, Swale and Medway. It is available to meet costs for practical items such as interview clothes
- Investing in Young People Programme
- Funding for Apprenticeships and Vocational Learning Programme
Because the scheme can be seen as a continuous rolling programme, Colyer-Fergusson say there is no real deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.