Funding Opportunities

You will find potential funding and grant opportunities for either youth organisations and providers or for young people themselves to apply for. Make sure to check this page regularly as it will be updated with new funding opportunities throughout the year. Please ensure that you read the criteria for any potential funding or grant opportunities as well as the closing date for applications. 


Funding Opportunities for Youth Organisations and Providers

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) invest around £30 million each year across six funding priorities with a commitment to social justice underpinning all of the priorities for this fund. See below for the funds available:

Youth Fund - The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25 years old) who face complex transitions to adulthood. Core funding grants are available up to £150,000 over 3 years. This fund is a rolling application cycle (meaning there are no deadlines). To find out more visit Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund


Funding Opportunities for Young People 

Capstone Care Leavers Trust (CCLT) - The CCLT awards grants to young people aged 17-25 years old who have been in Local Authority Care in England or Wales and are in need for things such as further or higher education courses, training courses, laptops, study materials, driving lessons and household goods. Applications are open from Monday 8th January 2024, however as high demand is expected applications may close without further notice. For further information and to apply please visit Capstone Care Leavers Trust


Edward's Trust - Edward's Trust offers a holistic approach to supporting people through bereavement and loss. The trust offers counselling, support groups, play therapy, wellbeing therapies and social events for those up to the age of 24 years old. To find out more, please visit Edward's Trust


Prince's Trust - The Prince's Trust offers grants to help young people into education, training and employment as well as funding if you would like to set up your own business. Please visit their website for more information Prince's Trust


Cherubim Music Trust - Cherubim Music Trust is a national charity that loans professional-calibre orchestral instruments to advanced music students aged between 15-25 years old who cannot afford one that matches their ability. For more information please visit their website Cherubim Music Trust