Support for children and young people
Funding theme: Children and young people
We want to increase the service provision and support available for London’s most vulnerable children and young people.
- Area: Greater London
- Open to: New and previous applicants
- Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- Funding length: Up to 5 years
- Funding size: There is no minimum or maximum limit to how much we will give, however we never give revenue funding exceeding 50% of the applicants turnover/income in any one year
What we fund
We want to fund projects and organisations working in three priority areas:
support for vulnerable parents and carers of preschool children (aged 0–5)
support for children and young people engaged in child criminal exploitation
work that addresses the needs of disadvantaged young women and girls
We generally place an upper age limit on beneficiaries of 25.
We welcome applications from organisations:
led or guided by people with lived experience of these issues
with local, community or specialist insight and knowledge
setting out to build the resilience of project beneficiaries
building the evidence of effective interventions
whose approach has been (and continues to be) co-produced with young people
We recognise that service provision is frequently fragmented and unevenly distributed across London. Therefore, we support work that builds stronger connections between the range of services available for children and young people, particularly where this addresses current system shortcomings or failure.
To ensure work is properly resourced, applicants are encouraged to request funds for both staffing as well as costs to support:
training and development
clinical supervision (where appropriate)
project delivery overheads
relevant staff and volunteer management
Wherever possible, we seek to support projects and organisations that involve the communities the project or organisation serves in shaping its services and/or that are majority-staffed or run by those with lived experience of the issues they address.
We will also consider work with children and young people across a number of our other funding strands.
How to apply
Before beginning your application, please ensure you have thoroughly read steps one and two to check that our funding is a good fit for you. Please note, we only fund organisations that meet our eligibility criteria.
If you are a previous grant holder, or an unsuccessful applicant, please read our reapplication criteria before submitting a new application.