Useful funding sources

A list of possible funding sources for projects relating to serious youth violence:

(descriptions come from the organisations’ websites)

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust





The Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent charitable foundation committed to bringing about socially just change. It has an enduring commitment to racial, gender, criminal and economic justice and this looks different in every decade. ‘So our values remain the same but the form that our work takes changes over time’, says the trust. Find out more

The Tudor Trust

Tudor Trust




Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. It particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. It wants to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. Find out more

City Bridge Trust

City Bridge Trust









The City Bridge Trust’s mission is to reduce inequality and grow stronger, more resilient and thriving communities for a London that serves everyone. The trust says that it will do this by ‘using all of our knowledge, networks and assets’. The Trust has four key areas of work: Grant-making, Philanthropy, Social investment and Strategic initiatives.
Find out more

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmee Fairburn Foundation






Working in collaboration with others, the charity uses all its tools to achieve its goals. So, in addition to funding brilliant organisations through grants and social investment, it is taking a more active role itself: brokering alliances, using its influence and removing barriers. Find out more

Trust for London

Trust for London





Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation. It aims to tackle poverty and inequality in London by: funding voluntary and charity groups – currently it makes grants totalling around £10 million a year and at any one time is supporting up to 300 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists. Find out more

Community Fund

Heritage Fund





Highlights examples of both proven and promising practices from charities across the country and shares its experiences as a funder about the principles that have worked in planning, designing and implementing funding programmes in this field. Find out more

London Funders

London Funders







London Funders is the only cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society. It says it is uniquely placed to enable funders from all sectors to be effective. It’s focused on collaboration – convening funders to connect, contribute and cooperate together, to help people across London’s communities to live better lives. Find out more

Youth Endowment Fund

Youth Endowment Fund






The Youth Endowment Fund is dedicated to building the evidence base to determine what works and supporting improved outcomes for children and young people. Each project will be evaluated to build and share knowledge of the types of interventions which are most effective at preventing young people from being drawn into crime and violence. Find out more

Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation

Bedfordsgire & Luton Community Foundation









This fund is aimed at supporting young people aged between 11 and 25 across Luton, and is targeted to maintain programmes for tackling the following: The exploitation of children and young people such as gang associated behaviour, serious youth violence or sexual exploitation, which encompass a multi-agency approach. Bids are assessed by a panel made up of adults and young people from Luton with an interest in youth work. All successful applicants will be expected to be able to assess the impact of their work very clearly. Find out more




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