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Young People's Fund: Grants to National Organisations

Awarding grants to national charities for youth-led projects that will make a significant difference to young people
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Total available:
£27.6 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What's it all about?

This Programme is now closed

Twenty-seven grants were awarded for young people aged 11 - 18, and for disadvantaged young people up to the age of 25 who find the transition to independent adult life difficult.

Through the National grants programme, we wanted to make grants to national charities for youth-led projects that will make a significant difference to young people in England, demonstrating innovative ways of meeting the five outcomes below:

  • being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle
  • staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect and growing up able to look after themselves
  • enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing skills for adulthood
  • making a positive contribution: to the community and to society and not offending or behaving anti-socially
  • economic well being: overcoming socio-economic disadvantages to achieve their full potential in life.

Grants will run for up to three years.

About the application process

National grants was delivered in two rounds. Round one closed for applications in December 2004. Just under £15 million was awarded to the following fourteen organisations:

  • Kids
  • The National Youth Agency
  • National Foundation for Youth Music
  • Artswork Ltd
  • Leap Confronting Conflict
  • The Guide Association
  • Inside Out Trust
  • Trust for the Study of Adolescence
  • The Federation of Groundwork Trusts
  • Development Education Association
  • Student Volunteering England
  • British Blind Sport
  • Addaction
  • Fairbridge.

Round two closed for applications in January 2006. Just over £12 million was awarded to the following thirteen organisations:

  • Children's Rights Alliance for England Limited
  • Church of England Children's Society
  • Eating Disorders Association
  • Fostering Network
  • Headliners
  • Kids Out UK
  • National Schizophrenia Fellowship
  • Royal Association for Deaf People
  • Terrence Higgins Trust
  • The National Trust
  • The Reading Agency for Libraries
  • The Royal Philanthropic Society Incorporating the Rainer Foundation
  • Turning Point