Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 3), July 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.

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

Youth Welfare Grants from Casey Trust
The Casey Trust offers small grants for UK registered charities for projects that benefit the welfare of children up to the age of 18 in the UK.

The Trust is specifically looking for start-up projects or identifiable new enterprise within existing projects, rather than funding for repeated events or ongoing programmes.

Although based in the London district (so mainly offers funding for Inner-London based projects) currently the Trust is particularly looking to support children's projects connected with:
  • The arts.
  • Mental health.
  • Child refugees in the UK
The Trust does advise that applications must be sent by post - applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

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

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

Support for Young People from Buttle UK
National charity Buttle UK is offering financial help for young people, age 16 to 20, that receive no support from their parents or guardians so that they can further their education or employment.

To apply, Buttle UK ask that the young person shows they have a clear ambition or intentions in education, training, or employment that they are pursuing or intend to pursue within three months of the application.

Buttle UK can provide a financial support package to meet this ambition, and help them to set up home, or to improve their emotional, mental, or physical wellbeing.

Each package of support can be worth up to £2,000 and can include:
  • Equipment to take up a training opportunity
  • Interview clothes
  • A computer for their studies
  • Travel costs to get to college
The charity advises the application must be completed by a support worker in collaboration with the young person.

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which means enquiries to apply for the Support Scheme could be made at any time.

For more details and how to apply, visit the charity’s website.

Dulverton Trust Fund from KCF
The Kent Community Foundation (KCF) are arranging grants through The Dulverton Trust Fund to small charities and charitable organisations that provide youth opportunities, improve general welfare of their community, promote conservation of habitats, or the preservation of heritage skills.

At the time of writing, although there was no specified deadline suggesting applications can be accepted at any time, the Trust do advise meetings are held in February, June, and October each year to consider bids.

For more information visit the KCF 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.