Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 2), June 2023

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on children and youth themes aimed at helping charities continue their work.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Youth Activity Funding from The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust funds projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.

Supporting projects taking place within the UK, The Trust advises outdoor activities include walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding and residential courses at outdoor centres.

Usually only supporting organisations, they do support individuals with a referee; and applicants are expected to have done some fundraising for the activity or adventure.

At the time of writing, there was no identified deadline, suggesting applications could be accepted at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Relaunching Autumn 2023 – The Berkeley Foundation Resilience Fund
The Berkeley Foundation works to help young people overcome barriers, improve their lives, and build a fairer society.

Launched in 2011, The Berkeley Foundation partner with expert organisations to give young people and their communities the tools and resources they need to thrive and be a force for change in the world.

The Resilience Fund provides grants to support small to medium sized organisations to invest in organisational development and build resilience for the future.

At the time of writing, The Foundation advised The Resilience Fund will relaunch in Autumn 2023.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Foundation’s website.

Grants from BlueSpark Foundation
The BlueSpark Foundation offers grants for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England.

The grants are designed to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting, and other activities.

The funding can be used for:
  • Educational materials
  • Sports equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • IT equipment
  • Drama tuition/music tuition
  • Art and design equipment
  • Educational training courses
  • Vocational training courses
  • Drama production costs
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which means enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

More details and how to apply are available at the Foundation’s website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.