2024 Fund

Applications will open in Autumn 2024!

The Westminster Brighter Futures Fund was established in 2019 to continue our aim of increasing long-term funding for youth clubs and organisations. The Fund is designed to respond to the needs of young people in Westminster. It also aims to encourage providers to work with Youth and Family Hubs across the borough and to sign up to Westminster City Council’s Early Help Strategy 2022 – 2025.

In 2023, we awarded 34 grants totalling £387,946 to YWF Members across the borough.

This fund is only open to organisations who are existing members of the Young Westminster Foundation. We offer one year grants of up to £30,000. The grants panel includes YWF trustees, young Westminster residents, representatives from One Westminster, Early Help, Westminster City Council and local businesses and funders.

The YWF Members who have been awarded funding for 2023 are:

  • Creative Futures UK
    – ‘Music-based sessions for families with children aged 0-5.
  • Doorstep Library
    – Reading project on Mozart Estate in Westminster for children aged 0-11.
  • Dream Arts
    – ‘Core staff costs for delivering community arts and immersive theatre programme in Westminster.
  • Grand Junction
    -‘Theatre trips, arts programmes and a youth led festival for young people.
  • Happy Lizzy Event Planning
    – ‘Chill Vibes Social Club’, providing a place for young adults to socialise and explore interests and hobbies.
  • Home-Start Westminster
    – ‘Core service provision to families in Westminster.
  • Hurdle2Hoops 
    – ‘Core staff costs for delivery workers.
  • Kidscape
    – ‘Zap in the Community: An anti-bullying project for young people and their parents in Westminster.
  • Let Me Know (LMK)
    -‘Relationship Abuse prevention workshops for young people in Westminster.
  • London Basketball Association
    – ‘Mentoring and training programme through basketball sessions for disadvantaged young people.
  • London Tigers
    -‘Physical and well-being activities for children and young people.
  • Marylebone Bangladesh Society 
    – ‘Junior Project’, offering educational and recreational youth club programmes.
  • Paddington Arts 
    – ‘A project to create an informative, and youth led online magazine for young people interested in creative arts.
  • Pan Intercultural Arts
    – ‘In school enrichment workshop for students at Beachcroft.
  • Pimlico Toy Library
    – ‘Harpbeeps’, a series of musical session for children aged 0-11.
  • Platform Cricket
    -‘Creating a ‘pop-up’ youth cricket hub for the Pimlico area of Westminster.
  • Pro Touch SA
    -‘ Sports provision and activities including accredited training opportunities.
  • Queens Park Bangladesh Association
    – ‘Khusy Project’, delivering free sport activities to improve the health and physical wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Shadow to Shine
    -‘Accredited training opportunities and employment courses for NEET young people.
  • Sketch Appeal 
    – ‘Chill Art’, a programme for neurodiverse children and young people to participate in well-being activities.
  • St. Vincent’s Family Project
    – ‘A space to support families with SEN children aged 0-5.
  • The Mosaic Community Trust UK 
    – ‘Workshops for local global majority mothers around prevention of issues related to crime and serious violence.
  • Unfold
    -‘Mentoring for young asylum seekers in Westminster.
  • Unloc
    – ‘Future leader projects for children and young people aged 9-19 in Westminster.
  • West London Zone
    -‘A targeted programme focused on at-risk children and young people in Westminster.
  • Westbourne Park Family Centre
    -‘Delivery of after school physical and wellbeing activities for local children in housing estates across Westminster.
  • Westminster Supplementary School
    -‘English,Maths and Arabic language classes for children in Westminster.

 Click here to find out more about the impact of the Brighter Futures funding in 2022.

If your organisation would like to support the Westminster Brighter Futures Fund please contact zahid@youngwestminster.com


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Westbourne Park Family Centre’s ‘Skills For Life’ project was supported by Shaftesbury as a recipient of the 2020 Brighter Futures Fund.