Your Support Means the World!

Grants from Trusts & Foundations have a huge impact on our work and provide additional support for care experienced children, young people and vulnerable adults.  Grants enable our teams to: 

  • Continue to deliver support throughout England and Wales.
  • Develop new and innovative projects that meet identified needs.
  • Allow us to reach more care experienced young people.

How You Can Help

Your support will help us to deliver our vital services and programming into the future, safeguarding the critical work that we do.   

Funding from Trusts & Foundations enables us to support care experience children and young people by funding: 

  • Side by Side programme - helping young care leavers to navigate the challenging journey into adulthood;
  • Helpline - a nationally available signposting and advice service which has been instrumental in supporting so many children and young people who have accessed it
  • Knapman Fund - a dedicated fund to support Young Care leavers aged 16-25 years. Young people can apply for a grant of up to £500 which enables them to access education or to find employment – all helping to increase their independence
  • Participation and Campaigning work - ensuring our messaging is spread far and wide and trying to influence policy in favour of the children and young people who so urgently need it.
  • Additional positive activities - for care experience children and young people through our Independent Visitors service.  Grants enable us to provide exciting trips and experiences that children in care would otherwise not experience.  These magical memory-making experiences can be life-changing for young people, creating lasting positive memories that they cherish.  
  • Project Unity - our flagship programme in Wales which is helping to offer intensive support, opportunities, education, and training to care experienced pregnant women and young mums up to the age of 25 across Wales. This is such a vital programme and we hope that it can be supported by Trusts & Foundations for many years to come.   

Our Funders

We continue to value the generosity and support of all charitable trusts and foundations which currently support our work with children and young people.  Last year, we were supported by the following funders. We are so grateful for their support, it made an incredible difference to the lives of many care experienced children and young people throughout England and Wales.

  • Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation  
  • VOG (Vale of Glamorgan) Shared Prosperity Fund  
  • Simon Digby Charitable Trust  
  • Mary Homfray Foundation  
  • Hadfield Trust  
  • Shanly Foundation  
  • Department of Education  
  • Tesco Groundwork grants  
  • Plan UK  
  • Bartle Family Charity Trust  
  • WCVA

We Want to Hear From You

If you would like to work with us to support care experienced children and young people, please email Our experienced team would be delighted to assist you by discussing how a donation could be best utilised and inform you about ways in which your contribution could be recognised, if you so wish.   

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