the7stars Foundation

funding update

Aims/priorities: the7stars foundation has been set up to support challenged and vulnerable young people in the UK.  The grant funding is intended to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who find themselves without a safe home.

Criteria for each of the three funding streams is as follows:

Project applications: Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:

  • Are aligned to the value of potential, opportunity, fairness and impact, enabling young people to have a positive start in life and aim high.
  • Have a direct impact and respond to need in an immediate manner.
  • Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage.
  • Respond to the funding priorities of the7starts foundation.
  • Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources).
  • Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too.

Long term applications: Funding is intended to enable organisations to build capacity, achieve sustainability, increase their reach, and develop their vision. Grants are available to cover the long-term running costs of organisations which:

  • Collaborate for meaningful engagement within the wider 7starts agency.
  • Are aligned to values of potential, opportunity, fairness and impact, enabling young people to have a positive start in life and aim high.
  • Have a direct impact and respond to need in an immediate manner.
  • Respond to the funding priorities of the7stars foundation in an innovate manner, responding to lack of provision.
  • Are challenged by a lack of funding or sustainability.

Direct funding: Direct grants are intended for young people themselves, to help them overcome or heal from abuse or addiction, or to support those who are in transition or without a place to call home.

Who can apply? Applications will be considered from groups, organisations or individuals who require funding in the areas of:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child carers
  • Safe homes

The criteria for each of the three funding streams is as follows:

  • Project applications - organisations with a turnover of under £1.5 million, who are supporting young people aged 16 years and under may apply.
  • Long term applications - organisations with a turnover of under £500,000, who are supporting young people aged 16 years and under (or 18 years and under at trustee discretion) may apply.
  • Direct funding – social, outreach, or support workers may apply for funding on behalf of a young person aged 18 years and under.

Grant amount: Funding is offered in three streams:

  • Project applications (for 16 year olds and under) – project grants are awarded up to £5,000.
  • Long term applications (for 16 year olds and under) – unrestricted grant funding is awarded on a two-year commitment, up to £20,000 per year.
  • Direct funding (for 18 year olds and under) – grants of between £100 and £1,000 are available.

Application process: To apply, a short proposal should be submitted by email to the Foundation Director.

Deadline:  Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact Information: Email: alexandra@the7starsfoundation.co.uk

Website address:  https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/apply

 

Applicants: 
Organisations
Amount: 
£10,000.01 to £25,000
Structure: 
CIC
CIO
Individual
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Other
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People