Work we've funded

7 grants found

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

Beatfreeks

To further develop REACT

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: West Midlands

Beatfreeks equips, enables and empowers young people to create positive change in their lives and communities. This grant contributes to the salaries of staff who will develop REACT, a novel approach to working with young people, which helps them to mobilise quickly and launch art activism responses to issues in their lives and their communities. It will support young people to run events and campaigns, offer a small grants pot to young people for their campaigns, and work with them to amplify the impact and reach of their work.

Just for Kids Law

Youth Engagement Officer for Young People Excluded from School

  • Grant amount: £87,200 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: London

Just for Kids Law works with and for children and young people to fight for the wider reform needed to secure their legal rights and entitlements. This grant will fund a Youth Engagement Officer to bring together young people who have been excluded from school to organise and undertake social action that will campaign around the educational, emotional and psychological impact of school exclusion.

Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Reaching Disadvantaged Young People with a Relentless Youth Worker

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Youth Forum is a youth-led charity that represents the voices of young people to government and other decision makers. This grant will go towards the development of a Leadership Studio for young activists in central Belfast. The grant will also fund the employment of a ‘Relentless Youth Worker’ who will deliver programmes to young people experiencing disadvantage, enabling them to become catalysts for change in their own communities and nationally.

The Advocacy Academy

Sustaining and Developing the Social Justice Leadership Fellowship

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: London

The Advocacy Academy runs a six-month Social Justice Fellowship for young people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. This grant will support the organisation to hire a Programme Director to focus on developing its model and deepening impact.

The Warren of Hull

Sustainability and Development of The Thing

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: Multi-region, North East, Yorkshire & Humber

The Warren of Hull offers free support, guidance, training, music, education and counselling services to young people in Hull. This grant will fund the development of The Thing, the youth-led empowerment and governance structure at the heart of The Warren. Funding will go towards the salary of an Empowerment Support Worker and a Digital Media Campaign Facilitator as well as digital media and marketing resources, film-making facilities, workshops, publishing, and a contribution to mental health support.

UpRising

Strengthening the Impact and Longevity of Alumni Networks

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: London, Multi-region, North West, South East, Wales, West Midlands

UpRising supports young people from diverse backgrounds to take up leadership positions across politics, business, and the public and voluntary sectors. This grant will fund a Campaigns and Engagement Officer to develop UpRising’s alumni networks in ongoing social action once its leadership programmes end.

Youth Access

Our Minds, Our Future: Supporting Youth Rights Advocates for Mental Health with Diverse Training

  • Grant amount: £100,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Act for Change Fund
  • Date awarded: 2018/19
  • Location: East Midlands, East of England, London, Multi-region, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber

Youth Access is a representative body that champions young people’s right to access local, high quality, evidence-informed advice, counselling and support services. This grant will go towards improving the charity’s Rights Advocates Training Programme and linking young people with those in power in an effort to increase the reach and impact of the Our Minds, Our Future mental health campaign.