Ensuring young people are front and centre in the matters that affect them.
Funding & collaborating with young people to challenge injustice and bring about lasting change.
Advocating for civil society to listen and be accountable to young people.
Who we are
Blagrave is a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
We fund and collaborate with partners to bring lasting change to the lives of young people. We invest in them as powerful forces for change and act upon their right to be heard in pursuit of a fair and just society.
We fund exceptional youth charities serving young people in the poorest parts of the South East of England. The Listening Fund supports work on a national level that improves listening and accountability practices within the youth sector.
We fund young people directly, supporting them to lead the change they want to see. We prioritise young people with lived experience of the injustices they are trying to change and support individuals, collectives, and social enterprises across England.
We fund youth organising and are committed to building and strengthening the UK field of practice. We prioritise working in collaboration to achieve this and are guided by young people, practitioners, and leaders in this field.
Our current policy partners meaningfully involve young people to ensure youth policy achieves the best outcomes for them. We are not accepting new proposals for funding in this area.
“I think it’s right to give the power to young people – if adults do it on our behalf they are likely to get it wrong. The world has changed since the 1990s and we know our own reality.”