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Grant funding criteria

We’re looking for organisations and projects that work with young people experiencing inequality and we want to engage with them on the climate emergency.

If you have any questions about the grant funding available, the grant funding criteria or the application process, please contact Matt Little, the interim head of Foundation.

What we support

Please take a look at our current grant partners to see examples of the organisations that we support.

We want to work with organisations to understand how young people view the climate emergency and what issues are most important to them. This could include practical environmental projects, carbon reduction initiatives, education and awareness work, or advocacy and campaigning.

About the grants

  • Grants are available to organisations based in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North East England and North West England.
  • Grants will be made for a period of two years.
  • Organisations can apply for up to £20,000 a year (£40,000 in total).
  • Grant amounts requested can’t be more than 25% of annual income.
  • Overheads or core costs can be up to 25% of the grant amount.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations must already be working with children and young people experiencing inequality.
  • Organisations must have an annual income for the last financial year of less than £1 million.

Important information

  • All successful organisations will have to commit to due diligence checks and verify their bank details.
  • We’ll aim to give feedback on applications. Due to limited capacity we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to provide feedback for all unsuccessful applications.
  • Grant payments will be made annually in advance of need.
  • We’ll confirm reporting requirements at the grant agreement stage.
  • If you application is successful, we’ll also talk to you about how to promote your work and how we can share learning with the wider sector.


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We provide support for charities working with young people experiencing inequality.

About the Foundation

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Last updated: 26 October 2023