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Community Grants
Children and Young People

Al Fayed Charitable Foundation

The Al Fayed Charitable Trust supports children's hospices and other organisations which help children with life threatening conditions or living in poverty.

As well as financial support the Foundation also provides toys and essential equipment.

Further details about the Charitable Foundation can be obtained from The Charity Manager, 55 Park Lane, London, W1K 1NA

BBC Children in Need - Grant Programmes

The BBC's Children in Need grant programmes are open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people under 18 years in the UK.

There are three schemes:

  • Project Costs Funding Stream - to fund activities which are time limited. No application deadlines and you can apply at any time.
  • Core (Organisational) costs Funding Stream - to fund running and operational costs of organisations that work with children and young people.  No application deadlines.
  • Emergency Essential Grants - to support children and young people living in extreme poverty.  Delivered by the Family Fund and is a referral programme.

To apply: Join Children in Need to obtain a log in to make an application.

The Blue Spark Foundation

The Blue Spark Foundation supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

The charity supports a wide range of projects in England.  It is keen to help projects that enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

It has previously provided funding for a Riding for the Disabled centre and the Wilberforce Trust for partially sighted children.

Most grants are under £2,000 up to a maximum of £5,000.

To apply: Use the online application form on the website.

Applications are looked at on a rolling basis at approximately 8 week intervals.

Little Lives

Little Lives supports disabled and disadvantaged children and young people to help them build stronger futures throughout the UK>

Its Children's Community Support Programme helps community groups who work with children and provide activity sessions.

It has previously provided funding to a wide range of children disability groups including the Portsmouth Downs Syndrome Association and Bliss Ability in South Tyneside.

The charity also runs a mental health project "Someone to talk to" funding free counselling sessions for children.

Its Technology Programme donates electronic items to schools and children's organisations.  Apply through the online application form.

The Ironmongers' Company

The Ironmongers' Company support projects that help disadvantaged children and young people under 25 years reach their full potential.

Grants are only given to registered charities and projects that have clear educational benefits to develop learning, motivation and skills.  This may include projects to support special educational needs, behavioural difficulties and life skills.

Funding ranges from a few hundred pounds up to £10,000 with an average of £4,000.

To apply: download a form from the website.

Jewish Child's Day

Jewish Child's Day is a grant making charity supporting children in need across the world.

It awards grants to Jewish registered charities that help children up to 18 years who are disabled, disadvantaged or neglected.

The grants usually range from £500 to £5,000 and are given for equipment or specific projects.  This has previously included hydrotherapy, art therapy and residential camps.

Applications are to be made by contacting Jackie on 020 8446 8804 or email:  Financial information will be required.

Kelloggs Breakfast Club

Kelloggs supports Breakfast Clubs for schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

It offers £1,000 cash grants to free bowls and food to enable more than 3000 Breakfast Clubs to open their doors to feed children in the morning.  

Priority will be given to those schools that have 35% and above of children in receipt of pupil premium funding.

To apply: use the online form on the Kelloggs website.

Kelly Family Trust

The Kelly Family Trust provides funding to charities who offer activities to support the whole family unit.

It prioritises activities that involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. 

The trust has previously funded young carers projects and hospices.

There are two funding rounds for applications 1st March and 1st September.

To apply: download an application form.

The Magdalen Hospital Trust

The Magdalen Hospital Trust is able to help deprived children and adults up to 25 years.

It is able to fund projects for deprived and disabled children and young people. It priority's include:

  • Literacy
  • Special Needs education
  • Training for work and personal development
  • Clubs
  • Playschemes
  • Counselling

Grants are usually one-off and project based and are normally within the range of £500-£2,000.

To apply: Applications are accepted twice a year, once in late May and once in late November.  Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

The Paskin Charity

The Paskin Charity incorporating the Philip Green Memorial Trust helps critically ill and under privileged children.

It is currently working with KidsOut to provide three sensory rooms a year to special schools and hospices.  It is also raising funds to support disadvantaged children.

The Steven Gerrard Foundation

Steven Gerrard, the famous Liverpool footballer has set up a foundation to help disadvantaged or disabled children reach their full potential through meeting their immediate and long term needs.

It supports projects for children (under 18 years - though may consider older)in the UK and overseas. In particular, his home town of Liverpool.

The Foundation currently have no further information on future grants cycles.

The Toy Trust

The Toy Trust distributes money to registered charities helping disadvantaged and disabled children under 13  years within the UK and abroad.

It is able to accept applications for equipment, resources and services under £5,000. Charities applying must have net assets of less than £200,000 in one years income.

The Toy Trust has previously funded music therapy, sensory equipment, educational equipment, residential holidays and complementary therapies for children with special needs.

To apply: download an application form from the website.

True Colours Trust

The Trust operates a small grant programme to support small local organisations and projects that help disabled children and their families.

It provides one-off grants up to £10,000. The Trustees are keen to support:

  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Multi sensory rooms
  • Mini buses
  • Young carers projects
  • Sibling projects
  • Bereavement support

Applications should be made using the on-line application form which requests project details and information on the organisation.

The Woodward Trust

The Woodward Trust funds charitable organisations in the UK whose main focus includes isolated children/young people and disability projects.

It has three grant programmes:

  • Small grants - Up to £3,000 but usually £1,000 or less
  • Large grants - Usually given to charities known to Trustees. 
  • Children's summer play scheme grants - £500 - £1,000 (charities income must be under £100,000)

The Trust has previously funded a number of disability charities and summer play schemes including Tynedale Activities for Special Children and Special Needs Adventure Playground.

To apply: complete the online application forms.

Variety, the Children's Charity

Variety provides practical, tangible help to children and young people who are 18 or under and living with sickness, disability or disadvantage. 

Applications may be made by not for profit organisations and groups supporting children up to 18 years for specialist equipment, a Variety Sunshine Coach or to join the Variety Great Days Out Scheme which offers thousands of children the chance to form memorable experiences each year.

Full details of their grant criteria and an application form can be downloaded from their website.

See also:

Look at the following in  the other Community Grants pages as they also provide funding to organisations that also help disabled children and young people.........

  • Axis Foundation
  • The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
  • The CLA Charitable Trust
  • Engage Foundation - Community Awards (customers only)
  • The Garrett Foundation
  • The Greggs Foundation
  • The Henry Smith Charity - Holiday grants for children
  • Ovingdean Hall Foundation (for the deaf)
  • The Percy Bilton Charity
  • The Syvia Adams Charitable Trust
  • Tesco Charity Trust
  • Wheels for Good
  • The Wyseliot Charitable Trust
  • The Yapp Charitable Foundation

And the following charities on the Children's pages:

Also look at the Grants UK pages as there may be funding for your community group from local charities and trusts

Now check out the other pages.....

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