Investing in young people


The Trustees believe that every young person should have the opportunity to meet their full potential, but too many face huge barriers to meaningful employment.  This programme makes grants to organisations that put the needs of disadvantaged young people at the heart of what they do. 

Through this programme the Trust invests in organisations that work with disadvantaged young people in Kent, improving their academic performance, vocational skills or by helping to break down the barriers that prevent them from participating in education, employment or training.

The Trust is a Living Wage Funder and it encourages grant applicants to cost all salaries included in their application at the living wage rate.  The current living wage rate can be found here


When to Apply

• If you apply before the end of February you will receive a grant decision in early July
• If you apply by the end of June you will receive a grant decision in mid-October
• If you apply by the end of October you will receive a grant decision in early March

Please note: we receive a large number of applications on the closing date and this can create technical issues.  Unfortunately, this means that some applications are deferred to the next round.  Please apply in advance of the closing date to avoid disappointment.


Please read through our FAQs before making an application

Download the programme guidance material

Download the questions and prepare your application in advance

Apply online