Recent grants

2018
Dame Kelly Holmes

To provide the Get on Track personal, social and emotional development programmes in two areas in Kent; Sittingbourne and Folkestone

£48,780
2018
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind

To help vulnerable young people in Maidstone, Medway, Swale and Ashford by offering courses in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, self-image and anger management.

£29,520
2018
Woodpecker Wood CIC

Inspire in the outdoors - Young people left behind by education can improve their resilience, confidence and sociability, for success in and out of the classroom.

£60,714
2018
Thanet Community Forest School

To employ 2 staff to run the forest school, who would work with schools and young people teaching them forest school skills, building resilience, self esteem and confidence and giving them skills for life.

£51,500
2018
Open School East

For the The Young Associates Programme (YAP), a new free and accredited creative learning programme for people aged 16 to 19, delivered from a hub in Margate.

£63,763
2018
Young Women's Trust

To support 80 young women facing poverty and deprivation and transform their lives through an effective remote coaching and CV feedback service that will help them break out of the poverty trap.

£15,000
2018
Communigrow

Offering a broad range of horticultural and environmental activities, learning and personal development opportunities to young people from diverse backgrounds.

£30,000
2018
Home Start South West Kent

To support young parents living in deprived areas of Tonbridge & Malling to create strong, resilient families and give their children the best start in life.

£45,000
2018
Uprising Youth and Community

To expand the work of the Stanhope Community Hub to include Homework Club, Job Club, Detached youth work, Community garden projects and the Aspire programme (alternative education programme).

£50,624
2018
The Hope Street Centre

Renewal of grant : mentoring support providing opportunities for young people to undertake a skills training and work experience programme.

£27,040
2018
Sheppey Matters

The Healthy HeArts project will provide a range of creative skills development and community activities and engagement to improve employment and academic progression for young people, aged 14-25 across the Isle of Sheppey and Swale.

£59,226
2018
Kenward Trust

To fund year two of our Think Differently project, delivering tailored drug and alcohol education and intervention to secondary schools in Kent and Medway.

£18,860
2018
Whitstable Biennale

An innovative multi-year programme delivered in partnership with The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre, Gravesend) by and for disadvantaged young NEET people to build confidence and employability.

£30,150
2018
Town and Country Housing Group

A traineeship programme with mentored progression for the most vulnerable NEETs aged 16-24 within Kent Housing Associations? tenants in partnership with vetted supply chain companies.

£15,000
2018
Kent Refugee Action Network

This project will train, support and mentor 100 young refugees aged 16 to 20 into mainstream vocational training services or job placements in Kent over a two year period along a career path of their choice to help them fulfil their potential.

£50,000
2018
Music Hub Kent CIC

Extra funding to deliver a programme of study to young people over 12 months focusing on various aspects of creative industries to create a pathway to employment through work experience and create apprenticeship opportunities.

£60,000
2018
Music Hub Kent CIC

To deliver a programme of study to young people over 12 months focusing on various aspects of creative industries to create a pathway to employment through work experience and create apprenticeship opportunities.

£54,000
2018
The Prince's Trust

Sector specific employability training programmes in Kent for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25 who are ready to work but who do not have relevant professional skills. The programmes offers job specific training and work placements.

£25,000
2018
Enterprise Trust

Three opportunities: Horticulture to become a Project Officer; Social Media to become a Media Officer and Business Administration to become an Administrator

£50,000
2017
Cafe Sunlight CIC

Towards supporting disadvantaged young people through a training programme; combining food, nutrition, life and employability skills, with progression routes into living wage catering roles.

31,116
2017
Changing Lives kent CIC

Helping socially disadvantaged young people through high level supervision and mentorship enabling more apprentice and trainee opportunities.

55,000
2017
Communities Food CIC

Providing catering, hospitality training and education around safe food preparation, customer service and employability in Gravesham.

40,000
2017
Growth Rings CIC

To establish apprenticeships for young ex-offenders and those at risk of offending; creating hand crafted oak flooring, furniture and homewares, alongside stained glass artistry and blacksmithing.

70,000
2017
Henwood Seven-One CIC

Towards thirteen-week disciplined and structured training courses designed to motivate NEETs from Kent and Medway, introducing them to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

33,000
2017
Sk8side CIC

To establish a motorbike project for young people involving mechanics workshops and an off-road project.

19,820
2017
St Mildred's Abbey

Towards a new meeting room and facilities at Parkminster to enable a work-training scheme in partnership with Looking Ahead for impoverished young people with disabilities.

50,000
2017
Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training & Therapy CIC

To provide vulnerable students with bush-craft and forestry skills to help them gain land-based vocational qualifications.

31,100
2017
Strood Community Project

To offer young people with poverty of opportunity apprenticeships and intensive support and training.

50,736
2017
Trinity Fencing CIC

To rehabilitate young ex-offenders through apprenticeships and mentoring, to equip them with life skills and a trade to help break re-offending cycles.

45,000
2017
Books Beyond Words

Working with special schools and public libraries to support vulnerable young people with learning disabilities during transition from school to adulthood.

25,000
2017
Carers First

Supporting young carers to transition into adulthood with work on their self-confidence; to give them choices in employment and further education.

47,800
2017
Diocese of Rochester

Promoting cohesion and aspiration through detached youth work in the deprived communities of Swanscombe/Greenhithe as they become part of Ebbsfleet Garden City, reducing antisocial behaviour.

60,000
2017
The Family Trust

Mentoring for disadvantaged secondary schools pupils to help them reach their full potential.

16,240
2017
Fixers/Public Service Broadcasting Trust

To work with disengaged and disadvantaged NEETs in Kent to produce resources addressing the issues which matter the most to them in their communities.

20,000
2017
The Hope Street Centre

Mentoring support, skills training and a work experience programme for young people to raise confidence/self-esteem and develop work based skills.

44,880
2017
Kent Film Foundation

Using film production to record the rebuild of the old Ice House on Ramsgate Harbour, helping young people in Thanet to build employment prospects.

47,200
2017
Kenward Trust

To launch 'Think Differently', a drug and alcohol intervention programme in secondary schools in Kent and Medway.

48,640
2017
Pipeline Youth Initiative

To continue the Aspire educational project

49,800
2017
Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Service

Working with young men who are struggling with the trauma of domestic abuse, supporting them to improve their self-esteem and resilience.

60,000
2017
Speakers Trust

Public speaking workshops and competitions for Kent and Medway school year 11s, helping them develop skills and confidence.

35,634
2017
Switch Youth Cafe

Supporting the personal & social development of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people through an informal education initiative.

20,000
2017
Volunteering Matters

Towards ‘Grandmentors’ an intergenerational mentoring project matching older volunteers with care leavers.

45,000
2017
West Faversham Community Association

Further support towards ongoing costs of the community centre.

30,000
2017
The Who Cares? Trust

Translating three factsheets into five languages for unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Kent to help them better understand the care system.

5,000