Blog | 18 Feb 2016
February is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) History Month, which seems like an apt time to write about our recent visit to The Albert Kennedy Trust.
See examples of previous Youth Fund recipients in our grants database.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging. The Fund supports organisations which work with young people experiencing disadvantage in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential – we refer to this as an asset-based approach. Such approaches can include ‘strengths-based’, ‘advantaged thinking’, or ‘asset-based community development’ practices.
Organisations may be planning to grow their impact by:
The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside. This is a direct response to what we heard in our strategy consultation – that, in order to achieve greatest positive impact in the lives of young people, organisations need to achieve a balance of stability, continuity and flexibility.
Applicants may also be interested in the Ideas and Pioneers Fund, which offers grants of £10,000 to support individuals and organisations that have unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK.