Grenfell Young People's Fund

The Grenfell Young People’s Fund is an Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund initiative. The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund was set up in 2010 to help grassroots charities tackling poverty, inequality and exclusion across the capital. 

On the day of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the Evening Standard newspaper and The London Community Foundation launched a fundraising campaign for those affected by the fire. In the subsequent months, The London Community Foundation received funds from other appeals, including the #Game4Grenfell football match (whose proceeds were added to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund), the Artists for Grenfell fundraising single, and the FA Community Shield football match and from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

The aim of this fund is to improve the lives of children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Themes

Through this fund, we want to provide funding for organisations who can provide the following outcomes for the children and young people being supported:

• Children and young people have improved wellbeing
• Children and young people are engaged, empowered and have a role in society
• Young people are ‘work ready’ and/or employed

Eligibility

Only organisations directly supporting children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire will be considered for funding. Priority will be given to organisations who are locally based in North Kensington. Only maximum 20% of overall Grenfell Children and Young People’s Fund money can be made available for organisations who are based outside of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. All organisations who are not based in RBKC will have to demonstrate how they work in partnership with local organisation(s).

Grant size

Grants of up to £15,000 per year over 3 years are available, so a total grant of £45,000 will be available per organisation. Organisations can apply for a maximum of £15,000 per year.

There will be one round of funding per year for 3 years, with around £400,000 available per round. Rounds will run annually for 3 years, in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with each round awarding grants to new groups to deliver services and activity over up 3 years.  

How to apply

Click on the Apply Now button on the right hand side of the screen or below. The Fund Guidelines PDF, and online application form guidelines PDF are there to help you prepare your application. 

Deadline 

The deadline for applications for 2018 Round 1 is midday on 31st October 2018.

Contact details

Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at applications@londoncf.org.uk or 020 7582 5117.