Youth Grants

Funding for Young People to Improve their Community 
vInspired Cashpoint has reopened. To express your interest please visit and fill out the form. The concept is simple - if you're 14-25 and have an idea for a project that will benefit your community we want to help. They are offering grants of up to £500 to turn your ideas into reality. You'll get plenty of support from their cashpoint team but you'll get to run your project, the way you want to. Select apply online and we'll email you with the link to the application form and some further information to help get you started.

Ockash Trust  
The Ockash Trust offers grants for organisations that provide some kind of benefit to the lives of young people living in the parish of Ockbrook and Borrowash.

Applicants must be one of the following:

•A community organisation providing projects for young people living in the parish of Ockbrook and Borrowash.

•A young person living in the parish.

The application process is ongoing, and interested applicants may apply at any time.  An application form can be found on the Trust's website -  Contact Ockash Trust for further information: Ockash Trust, c/o Borrowash Library, Victoria Avenue, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3HE.  Tel: 01332 725262; Email:

The True Colours Trust  
Is committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that support disabled children and their families on a daily basis. The Trust has a small grants programme which provides grants of up to £10,000, usually for one-off purposes, to help smaller organisations develop and deliver programmes for children, their siblings and families. For further information visit

Grants for creative projects  
If you're aged 13-19 and live in England, Mediabox could offer you grants to make creative media projects for film, television, radio, online, print and multi media platforms. Mediabox is for you to express your opinions, ideas and views, gain new skills and get your voices heard. Tel: 0207 871 5600.

Youth Action Grants Derbyshire (not Derby City)  
Will help groups who run activities for young people such as sports / media workshops / music groups / drama groups / games clubs / social activities / extend existing activities or promote volunteering. Tel  01629 533190 or see

Youth Music  
Youth Music provides children and young people with access to a wide range of music-making projects and activities. The funders current priorities are:

Helping disadvantaged children and young people;

Encouraging talent and potential;

Improving music leadership;

Music for under 5s.

For further information visit or tel 0207 902 1060.

Alec Dickson Trust  
Max. Value: £500 funding is available to help young people to run a project in their local area anywhere in the UK that involves local volunteers.  The Alec Dickson Trust supports individuals and groups of young people who are able to demonstrate that through volunteering or community service they can enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.  

Applications are invited from individuals aged 30 and under and from small groups of young people in the UK. Grants are available for projects in the applicant's local area that involve local people and can demonstrate that through volunteering or community service they can enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society. Preference is given to supporting innovative projects.

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact The Secretary, Alec Dickson Trust, 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NJ. Tel: 020 7278 6601

Heritage Lottery Fund 
The Heritage Lottery Fund has three open programmes: 

 •  Young Roots - grants of between £3,000 and £25,000 for projects involving young people aged between 13 and 25 years.  Projects must have a heritage theme but they can be cultural or arty.  

• Your Heritage - grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 for small groups or groups who have never applied before.  These are around learning, conservation and participation.  

• Heritage Grants - these grants are from £50,000 and there is no upper limit.  These grants have the same priorities - learning, conservation and participation. 

For more information on any of the above grants visit the Heritage Lottery Fund website: or tel: 020 7591 6000.

The Marsh Christian Trust  
Provides funding for projects working in social welfare in the UK. They are keen to help those who are disabled, young, elderly, homeless or in prison, as well as those with drug and alcohol dependency and mental health problems. Projects displaying a Christian emphasis to their work are given special consideration. The average grant, to be used for core funding, is between £250 and £4,000 and the focus is on long-term annual funding rather than one-off grants. There is no application deadline or form to complete. Applications – which need to include your most recent accounts - should be made in writing and sent to Marsh Christian Trust, 2nd floor, 36 Broadway, London, SE1H 0BH. For more information, phone 020 7233 3112 or see,ELUB,7H5L8,163CT,1

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation  
Gives grants to local or national charities that are working in urban areas of deprivation with a particular focus on young people, ex-offenders, the elderly, those affected by drug and alcohol addiction as well as general work with deprived communities. There are several types of grants, ranging from under £5,000 to £30,000 for capital and/or running costs and the application process is related to the annual income of your organisation. All grants are for one year only. For more information, phone 020 7264 4990 or see

Comic Relief Grants 
Applications are invited from the voluntary and community sector throughout the UK including: constituted voluntary and community groups; charities; social enterprises; co-operatives; faith organisations; and community interest companies.   Comic Relief makes grants that address mental health issues; domestic and sexual abuse; support refugees and asylum seeking women; young people, in particular those that are sexually exploited and trafficked and have alcohol and mental health problems; projects that use sport to support community development; and projects that support local disadvantaged communities. Applications can be made for both capital and revenue expenditure, paying up to 100% of projects costs although applicants are encouraged to get some match funding. There is no minimum or maximum grant in most of the programmes, but on average they vary between £25,000 and £40,000 per year.  For further details please visit

Bodfach Trust  
Awards grants to third sector organisations in the UK assisting the young and elderly and running community projects. The Trust is particularly keen to support small charities, and the majority of grants awarded are for up to £

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