Talk to us – we’re really interested in your ideas. And we’re here to support you to make the best application possible.
You can apply for funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for projects from one to five years.
We’re looking to fund projects that meet one or more of the objectives below:
- More young people have the skills they need for the future
- Young people have better relationships with their support networks and communities
- Young people have improved health and wellbeing
We fund projects which can show us that young people are fully involved in the development, design, running and evaluation of the project. See our blog - Can your community group empower young people?
How have you involved young people and the community in designing your project? Show us that you’ve really listened to what they said and understand why the project is needed.
Don’t just listen to young people. Listen to their support networks and communities too, and show us how their aspirations are reflected in your plans.
It can be good to involve parents and guardians at an early stage. If they understand how you can help, they’re more likely to encourage young people to get involved.
It’s important that young people are involved in running your project. Tell us how you’ll make sure their voices are heard and their advice acted on.
We want to back projects that suit all kinds of young people. Include a range of interests and experience, as well as different levels of confidence and ability.
Show us how your project is different from others that are already out there. Or how you plan to collaborate with others who are similar.
Be clear and direct in your application. Use facts and evidence, and focus on the problems you want your project to address.
Most important – give us a call. We’re available on 028 9055 1455 if you have any questions or want to talk about your project idea.