YWF Small Grants Programme: our first-ever grants awarded this month

We are very pleased to announce our first round of small grants have been awarded this month, distributing £50000 of investment from our founding partners to support a huge range of projects delivered by our grass-roots member organisations within Westminster.

The fund aims to support community organisations to deliver activities and services that meet the needs of the children and young people of Westminster, whilst enhancing the capacity and sustainability of the sector. The projects that we have supported each focus on one of our key theme’s as highlighted by our recent needs analysis report, A City Within A City:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Accessing Opportunities
  • Staying Safe
  • Local Environment

The grants panel included YWF trustees, young Westminster residents,  representatives from  John Lyon’s Charity and One Westminster and founding partners. The following organisations and projects have been awarded a small grant this May, with the scope to benefit over 1000 young people:

A special thank you to our founding partners whose support has made our grants programme possible – Shaftesbury PLC, Colas Rail, The Mercers’ Company, Landsec, Capital Arches Group and A Taj Hotel. We look forward to sharing the impact of this first round of grants and to securing further investment towards of our second round of grant funding later in the year.

If you would like further information as to how you can support our work as a business partner or how to join us as a member, please get in touch via info@ywfoundation.com

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