What we Fund

We partner with highly effective youth organisations whose mission is to help young people make a successful transition to adulthood and who operate in Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Wiltshire.

We believe all young people have a right to access high quality services that enables them to develop the skills, experience and capabilities they need to succeed at school, in work and in life. We prioritize work with young people whose needs are greatest and in areas where there are higher rates of poverty.

We support core funding and therefore look for organisations whose mission is clearly aligned with our own. Everything we fund must be able to demonstrate how young people are systematically and meaningfully engaged and listened to in the design and development of services to support them, and how the work contributes towards clearly defined outcomes.

If you are unsure as to whether your work is of interest to us, then you are welcome to get in touch.  But please look at our ‘how we work’ page first…

Who we fund:

We primarily support registered charities but we will also consider Community Interest Companies where they can satisfy our due diligence and demonstrate impact.

We do not fund:

  • Capital grants or building projects;
  • Charities where our grant will comprise more than 20% of total turnover;
  • General recreational or social activities;
  • Promotion of religion.

Safeguarding

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by a commitment to practice which protects them.

Charities we fund will have good child protection and safeguarding through establishing a positive organisational culture and a number of complementary procedures and checks. We expect all charities we fund to have in place, and annually review, a child protection policy and practical procedures to safeguard young people’s welfare. The NSPCC website has the latest advice on safeguarding children in the voluntary and community sector.

Applying again:

If you are a current partner whose 3 year funding has ended, we will ask you to complete a final report before we would consider funding again. Once this is reviewed, then we will be happy to discuss whether or not continuation funding is a possibility.   There may be a break in between funding cycles, but we will endeavour to keep this as short as possible.  All repeat applications will be considered on their own merits against our current priorities for funding and other new applicants.