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Paul Hamyln Foundation – Youth Fund

Funding available: Max: £150,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

About this fund

The Youth Fund supports organisations which work with young people experiencing disadvantage in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential.

They will provide core funding to help grow an organisations impact, including: part funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; fundraising or income generation capacity; upgrading IT systems or website; installing a new database to capture data; staff training or development; running costs such as utilities and other bills.

The Fund will be restricted to organisations which have the potential to grow their impact by:

  • replicating a programme or service
  • widening the reach of an idea or innovation
  • spreading a technology or skill
  • advancing policy or enhancing its implementation.
  • Geographical areas funded: UK

Type of funding: Grant

Type of cost: Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes: Maximum: £150,000 Annually awarded: £3,096,000

Notes on award amounts:
Organisations can request up to £150,000 spread over three years i.e. up to £50,000 per year. The Youth Fund is designed to be a strategic investment in your organisation, so they prefer to fund for the full three years. They are unlikely to make grants of less than £30,000 per year.

Who can apply
Organisations who are not-for-profit and work in the UK.

When to apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there are no defined deadlines. They encourage you to submit your application at the earliest point when it is ready, but you can apply at any time.

How to apply
There is a three stage application process:

1. Submit an online application
2. If invited to stage two, you will be required to provide additional information and invited to an interview
3. Shortlisted applications will go to a review panel for final decisions

In addition to PHF’s general exclusions (see Fund website), the Youth Fund will not make grants to:

  • newly registered organisations yet to produce independently audited/examined accounts
  • work that is considered a statutory responsibility
  • project-based activity or continuation funding with no scope for impact beyond the organisation’s immediate beneficiaries

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Paul Hamyln Foundation – Youth Fund

Paul Hamyln Foundation

Funding available: Max: £150,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

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