Kusuma Trust UK Small Grants – Deadline 29th September 2017


We understand the valuable work of charities in England and the difference their work can make. We support selected charities in England working with disadvantaged young people.

We provide grants up to a maximum of £10,000 for organisations that enable disadvantaged young people to have more opportunities in education or employment. Registered charities in England can apply for these grants.

You must provide:
– A valid current registration as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with a valid UK registered bank account in the name of the organisation
– A 2-page concept note

You must show that:
– You will target young people aged 11-21 from disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds in England
– You will focus on providing pathways to higher education and/or employment.

Particular merit will be given to organisations that meet one of the following criteria:
– Work with young people outside a formal setting
– Target young people no longer in school, supporting them in life skills or employability
– Further education or apprenticeships

We are looking to support projects that work with hard-to-reach young people, building their confidence and aspiration.

Areas we will fund:
– Programmes
– Feasibility studies, project evaluations and community consultations
– Core costs for delivery
– Training
– Strategy development

Kusuma Trust values professional development and the importance of a skilled workforce to create sustainable change. We will, therefore, consider grants for training or for a training budget to be included with your application where you can provide evidence of how this will enhance opportunities for young people.

What is not eligible for funding:
– Funding for projects or programmes that are completed

– Organisations that benefit only one or a small number of individuals (e.g under 10)
– Funding for political or religious activities

– Organisations that encourage activities that may lead to any form of civil unrest

– Organisations linked to terrorist activity or terrorist organisations
– Organisations with an annual turnover more than £250,000


Please click here for the website and to apply.


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