Development & Impact

Our Development & Impact Grants are key to how we identify ‘what works’ to support young people from marginalised backgrounds into secure, good quality jobs.

We are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.

Two types of grant are available:


  • Development Grants – helping organisations to strengthen the design, delivery, scale and reach of programmes that are not yet ready for larger-scale delivery or evaluation.
  • Impact Grants – supporting programmes that have the potential to generate useful lessons both for the organisation and the wider audience through robust evaluation.

Case Study

Making the Leap is a London-based charity that runs careers education programmes for children in schools and prepares young adults for life-changing career opportunities.

Case Study

Cumbria Youth Alliance provides infrastructure support for organisations working with children, young people and families. They provide direct support in a variety of settings, schools, alternative provision, youth and community settings.

Meet the Grantees

Read about the work our grant holders are doing to help young people facing discrimination and disadvantage to access and keep good quality jobs.

How to Apply

Not-for-profit voluntary, community-sector organisations and statutory organisations working with young people who face barriers to employment are eligible subject to certain criteria.

Our grants programme is currently paused.

Contact the
Grants Team

If you have any questions about our grants programme, please contact the grants team

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