Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 2), June/July 2022

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.

Help for Organisations within the Youth Sector from Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Youth Fund from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) provides help to organisations whose main purpose is helping young people (aged 14-25) in less fortunate positions, where making the move across to adult independence is most challenging, and those who are most vulnerable.

Based on the Foundation’s mission to improve opportunities and life chances for young people; the Fund supports organisations which work with young people in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential.

PHF says the funding can be used for items such as salaries, upgrading IT systems, staff training and running costs.
The Foundation is particularly interested in hearing from and helping organisations working in areas of social and economic deprivation.

At the time of writing, the scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time; however, the Foundation advise applicants should submit their applications at the earliest point when it is ready.
More information and how to apply is available at the Foundation’s website.

Funding from The Beacon Lodge Charitable Trust
The objective of The Beacon Lodge Charitable Trust is to promote the welfare and support of children and parents in the UK through:
  • Supporting and assisting those in need, their family, and carers.
  • Promoting their health, and
  • Advancing their education.
The Trust say their grants can be used for projects or to meet ongoing running costs (which can include staff costs and rent.)

The Trust say they operates two application deadlines annually, in March and September: The next deadline for application is 30th September 2022.
Further information, guidance and their online application form is available on the Trust’s website.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Programme
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust offers funding for projects and initiatives which educate young people and relieve poverty in rural areas.
The Trust is providing funding for projects and initiatives which:
  • advance the education of young people within rural areas
  • relieve poverty within rural areas
  • promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure
  • promote research into agriculture-associated activities
  • advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance or agriculture
The Trust says there is a focus on providing funding to larger initiatives which would have a significant impact on the rural community.
With their Trustees meeting twice a year, The Trust advises the next deadline for applications is 28th October 2022 (with further dates to be announced).
More information and how to apply are available at the NFU 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.