Funding Round-up – Children and Youth (part 4), 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.

Peter Cruddas Foundation
The Peter Cruddas Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.
The Foundation’s priorities are:
  • Pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range 16 to 30 into education, training, or employment
  • Work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30
  • Youth work in London particularly evening work for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30
The Foundation says there is no maximum amount you can apply for, however applications for Capital Build projects will not be accepted.
The Foundation says although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise meetings are held twice a year to review applications, with deadlines for these being 1st
March and 1st September each year.
More information is available at The Foundation's website.

The Special Needs and Care Programme for Children and Young People
The Peter Harrison Foundation offers grants to charities in the South East of England to assist young people who are disabled, disadvantaged, and ill, and the homeless or at risk of crime, truancy or addiction.
The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:
  • Projects that work with or benefit disabled, chronically or terminally ill children, and provide support for their parents and carers
  • Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction, and
  • Projects organised for young people at risk of homelessness, or that provide new opportunities for homeless young people
The Foundation advises meetings to decide applications are held quarterly, however applications can be accepted at any time.
More details and how to apply are available on the Foundation’s website.

Talents and Interests Grant Scheme from HeadStart
The Talents and Interests grant scheme offers funding to support a pursuit of a talent, interest or hobby for young people.
Organised by HeadStart, who are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Reconnect Kent, the scheme is offers funding to support children's and young people's emotional wellbeing, resilience, health and happiness.

The scheme is designed to support individuals or groups of young people to pursue a hobby such as sports, the arts or music.
The funders advise an adult from an education setting or community organisation can apply for a grant on behalf of the young person or group so that they can access hobbies such as sports, the arts or music.

The funders say interested parties can apply for a grant of up to £300 per individual and up to £1000 for a group of three or more.
At the time of writing, there was no specified deadline, which means applications can be accepted at any time.
For more information and how apply, visit the funder’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.