Beneficiaries that the Kearns Foundation are looking to target through its small grants programme are:
- Individual young people (aged 11-21 years)
- Adults in membership of a community organisation (with an annual income of under £100,000 in its most recent completed financial year) undertaking activities that contribute to their personal development for wider community benefit
- Grants of between £50 and £250 are available
SPECIAL GRANTS PROGRAMME 2021-22 The Foundation will particularly target the following needs through two specific priorities:
- Post Covid -19 Comeback Fund – To help cover venue hire, equipment replacement or marketing to enable youth and community groups to re-engage with their communities as we exit the pandemic effects.
- Family Support Fund – where organisations can recommend specific needs for individual young
people, and families who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the impact of a loss of
family income through the Covid-19 pandemic
Full Grants Criteria is here Small Grants Criteria 2021 23
What sort of things will the Kearns Foundation consider funding?
The Trustees retain the right to consider each application on its own merits but examples of projects that the Foundation may support include:
- A young person, or adult volunteer, requiring financial assistance to access a training, or development course, to learn skills that could be passed on to others in the community. This might include supporting community youth work, community arts, or developing community leadership.
- A community organisation that needs help with recruiting and training volunteers, committee members, fundraising or marketing.
- A young person, or adult volunteer, needing assistance to access an international exchange, or study visit, that promotes co-operation, builds personal development and community capacity.