Investing in young people

 

This programme builds on the success of the Trust’s ‘Young People with Poverty of Opportunity’ grants’ programme by investing in organisations that put the needs of disadvantaged young people at the heart of what they do. 

The Trustees believe that every young person should have the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, but too many face huge barriers to meaningful employment.

Through this programme the Trust makes grants to organisations working to meet the needs of disadvantaged young people in Kent by 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 March you will receive a grant decision in early July
• If you apply by the 15 July you will receive a grant decision in mid-October
• If you apply by the end of November you will receive a grant decision in early March

 

Download the programme guidance material


Download the questions and prepare your application in advance


Apply online here

 

Make sure you review our recent grants to see the size of grants usually given through this programme.