Since 2011 the Foundation has been making grants to charities working with children and young people born into disadvantage. Our aim is to help level the playing field a little between this group and its peers.
We make grants to organisations working in different parts of the UK in early years, in education and youth work, and in employability; with organisations large and small, some that are early-stage and others well-established in the field; funding alone or in partnership with sector experts. The Foundation does not have a grant application process but searches proactively for opportunities where funding could make a difference.
The common thread to the portfolio is that we only partner with organisations we believe to be addressing a clear need, and which are making a verifiable impact on the lives—and life chances—of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Foundation makes around £1m in grants to organisations in this portfolio each year.
Most grants support core costs of the charities and are often multi-year commitments.
The Foundation would like to fund organisations that:
For organisations working primarily to improve young people’s mental health outcomes, please click through to the page on our Mental Health portfolio.