Work we've funded

1738 grants found

  • £10 – £4927500
  • 2006/07 – 2018/19


My Life My Say (MLMS)

Boosting democratic engagement for young people across the UK

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: UK Wide

MLMS is a youth-led charity that aims to empower young people to participate in democracy. MLMS will expand the scope and nature of their democratic engagement activities by increasing Democracy Cafes, establishing a Common Futures Forum and developing a Social Inclusion Unit.


The Little Angel Theatre

Explore and Test: Puppet Power

Little Angel Theatre plans to explore and test an arts/puppetry based approach to helping schools deliver their strategic aims. Artist practitioners will work collaboratively with teachers in four Islington schools, using puppetry, visual arts, drama and performance to bring whole-school improvement goals alive for pupils and families.


YWCA Scotland

Young Women Lead Change - Campaigns and Digital Impact

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: Scotland

YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement is a feminist organisation that creates transformational spaces to enable young women to lead personal, community and institutional change. YWCA runs safe spaces for young women aged 14 to 30 to participate in thematic activities of personal development, leadership, democracy and parliamentary system. This grant will support the organisation to strengthen the voice and influence of young women in Scotland to reduce gender inequality.

Cast (Doncaster Performance Venue Ltd)

Explore and Test: Social Seats

Working in Doncaster, this project will explore the complex barriers which prevent people from accessing Cast’s arts programme and will test ways to overcome these obstacles.

Circles South West

Young people's circles of support and accountability

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: South West

Circles South West works with local communities to prevent sexual abuse by providing support and accountability in the South West. This grant will enable the organisation to expand services across the region, develop a trading arm and provide training and consultancy to other organisations.

Free Radical Beatfreeks Collective

Internal capacity building to support programme expansion

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: West Midlands

Free Radical is a youth-led company in Birmingham that supports young people to develop skills, confidence and networks through creative activities and events. This grant will support the senior team to ensure that governance and infrastructure keeps up with increased levels of delivery during a period of significant organisational growth.

14-18 NOW Imperial War Museum

More and Better: We're Here Because We're Here

  • Grant amount: £30,000 over 6 months
  • Fund: Access and Participation Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/17
  • Location: East Midlands, East of England, London, Multi-region, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber

‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ was a public art event created by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris. This event commemorated the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Some 1400 young men aged 16-30 took part in this work and for many it was their first experience of participating in the arts. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW and produced in partnership with 8 major theatres, 56 regional theatres and many community groups, this project sought not only to create an extraordinary piece of participatory work, but also to look at new models of sector partnership and learning.

1625 Independent People Ltd

  • Grant amount: £149,620 over 36 months
  • Fund: Social Justice Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2012/13
  • Location: South West

Psychologically-informed one-one support, learning and activities, alongside training and reflective practice for peer supporters, community mentors and staff across youth support services.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Ltd

  • Grant amount: £45,159 over 24 months
  • Fund: Social Justice Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2011/12
  • Location: Multi-region

England: Ipswich,Walthamstow, Sunderland, Kent, Derbyshire. Art project exploring identity, personal histories and cultural heritage of Roman and English Romany in order to increase integration between themselves and their communities.

20 Stories High

More and Better: State of Mind

20 Stories High is a theatre company and charity based in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. It aims to empower and improve aspirations and skills for young people, targeting the most marginalised groups. Through a four year programme of outreach, training, collaboration and evaluation, 20 Stories High will deepen its understanding of how access to and participation in the arts can impact positively on young people’s mental health.