The Blagrave Trust

Who they support

The Blagrave Trust is a grant-making charity, that provides support to voluntary sector organisations that support children and young people. Its current strategy is to assist those in transition years i.e. approximately 12 - 25, who are facing disadvantage. Our website provides specific details of our focus areas, including geography.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £6 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 16 years.

Grant criteria

The Blagrave Trust is an independent charitable trust. We collaborate with partners to bring lasting change to the lives of young people investing in them as powerful forces for change and acting upon their right to be heard in pursuit of a fair and just society.

Grant details

Youth organisations We fund exceptional youth charities serving young people in the poorest parts of the South East of England. Alongside this, we fund work on a national level that supports listening and accountability practices within the youth sector. Young people directly We fund young people directly, supporting them to lead the change they want to see. We prioritise young people with lived experience of the injustices they are trying to change and support individuals, movements and social enterprises across England. Better youth policy We fund policy research and advocacy that meaningfully involves young people, especially those currently most excluded but impacted by policy decisions. We want to ensure youth policy achieves the best outcomes with and for these young people.

Application procedure

We have two types of funding: Ongoing funding opportunities All year-round funding, mainly unrestricted grants. We aim to support the needs of partners and try not to impose any restrictions. Time-limited funding opportunities We create time-limited funding opportunities that help us to address specific aspects of our charitable mission.

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The Blagrave Trust
c/o Cripplegate Foundation
13 Elliotts Place
LONDON
N1 8HX


Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1164021
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In this period they've made 129 donations totalling £7,818,437 to 82 organisations

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30/11/2022 £138,000 SOVEREIGN HOUSING Match funding for a programme of grant making to organisations on the Isle of Wight
30/11/2022 £90,000 NEW ECONOMY ORGANISERS NETWORK (NEON) Movement Builders residential for the youth organising movement in the UK to support the youth organising movement and its leaders
01/11/2022 £10,000 £1,635,868 THE TRUST FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES Youth work delivery in disadvantaged areas of Brighton
25/10/2022 £30,000 CREATIVE OPPS CIO Support to estblish a cooperative membership model with young people
01/09/2022 £5,400 £535,552 THE SHEILA MCKECHNIE FOUNDATION Sponsoring the Young Campaigner Award at the SMK annual awards for one more year. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
25/08/2022 £60,000 £1,153,467 AMAZE Employment preparation for young people with learning disabilities
31/07/2022 £55,000 SUSSEX PRISONERS' FAMILIES Supporting young people whose family member is in prison. Of the 100 or so families they work with each year, 40- 50% of them hold teenagers. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £55,000. Agreed December 2022.
31/07/2022 £100,000 CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH Training young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and policy makers together to have influence on services in Sussex
12/07/2022 £30,180 OUR STREETS NOW Core funding for a campaign against sexual harrassment
12/07/2022 £30,000 AVOCADOS ADVOCACY Providing legal support to care experienced young people
12/07/2022 £31,542 THE SOCIAL CHANGE NEST A multi-year grant of £30,000 will enable RB to cover core operating costs, increase business hours and expand their team to include two new positions focussed on community development and communication, and media and marketing. 
21/06/2022 £40,000 PATCHWORK FOUNDATION (PCO LEAD) Supporting young people from under-represented backgrounds into policy professions
21/06/2022 £70,000 £842,621 DRIVE FORWARD FOUNDATION Unrestricted funding combining existing policy funding grant and new policy professions grant.
31/05/2022 £129,000 4FRONT PROJECT (PCO LEAD) Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £120,000 UNLOC Supporting youth voice in 2 FE Colleges in Hampshire
31/05/2022 £129,000 £516,484 CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION (PCO LEAD) Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £120,828 £565,756 LEICESTERSHIRE CARES LTD Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £129,000 £2,641,992 MAP (MANCROFT ADVICE PROJECT; PCO LEAD) Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £129,000 £429,585 RECLAIM (PCO LEAD) Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £18,000 £896,376 WONDER FOUNDATION To map any existing provision to support migrant girls to enter and stay in education
31/05/2022 £90,000 £317,120 WE BELONG Young people in policy making
31/05/2022 £93,000 POLISH MIGRANTS ORGANISE FOR CHANGE (POMOC; PCO LEAD) Polish and Romanian voices in policy making
31/05/2022 £117,000 £756,199 WARREN YOUTH PROJECT (PCO LEAD) Young people in policy making
23/05/2022 £36,000 £126,490 XTRAX (YOUNG PEOPLE'S CENTRE) Detached youth work, advice and information in Hastings
16/05/2022 £39,000 £39,111,781 LOVE4LIFE Love4Life is a dating and friendship service for people with disabilities. It provides a broad range of leisure time activities for people to have fun, learn, and connect
03/05/2022 £30,000 TECHRESORT Work experience roles in a tech company providing support to communities in Eastbourne
03/05/2022 £15,000 £259,908 IRISE INTERNATIONAL/EMPOWER PERIOD Campaigning for free period products
30/04/2022 £52,000 THE PARENTING NETWORK (TPN) To support the ongoing costs of work with young mums and young dads. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £52,000. Agreed December 2022.
31/03/2022 £60,000 £298,629 OFF THE RECORD (SOUTH) Support for DEI implementation
31/03/2022 £61,000 £205,286 THE HUMMINGBIRD REFUGEE PROJECT To provide unrestricted funding to Hummingbird which they have indicated would support their work with the Young Leaders programme alongside Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £61,000. Agreed December 2022.
31/03/2022 £90,000 £4,731,495 CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Training and support for young people from BME backgrounds in environmental work
16/02/2022 £5,000 OUR STREETS NOW Organisational development
16/02/2022 £55,441 £625,605 HASTINGS ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION CENTRE HARC The organisation offers young people specific advice in three settings: Xtrax, iRock and Little Gate farm (for young people with SEN). They are seeking core funding for their ongoing work with these three partnerships and also to do more active outreach. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £55,441. Agreed December 2022.
03/12/2021 £90,400 £1,140,741 OASIS PROJECT Drug and alcohol treatment services for young women in the years of transition from child to adult services at 18, therapeutic support for young adults. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
02/12/2021 £45,000 BLUEPRINT YOUTH One to one mentoring support
25/11/2021 £50,000 REACH FOUNDATION The proposal is for a year-long development programme that brings together teachers, social workers and youth workers in their local communities to a) listen to the young people they support and then b) create and advocate for change at a local and national level
25/11/2021 £80,400 THE SOCIAL CHANGE NEST To continue to support Young Trustees Movement as they grow and build the movement in line with their ambitious three-year strategic plan for 2021-2024. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
25/11/2021 £150,000 £2,182,319 JUST FOR KIDS LAW Unrestricted funding that Just for Kids Law plan to use to continue and strengthen their policy work; particularly that delivered through thematic groups that combine the skills of young people with lived experience, lawyers, practitioners, and policy
16/11/2021 £30,000 £1,423,922 FSN Youth work in Bexhill and youth voice across the organisation
30/10/2021 £30,000 £2,062,660 BIG CHANGE CHARITABLE TRUST To support the involvement of young people in a co-mission to create systemic change to the educational system.
18/10/2021 £45,000 £168,901 MUSIC FUSION Young leaders in music education
12/10/2021 £8,637 SEEDS4SUCCESS To recruit and train a group of young people to undertake consultation with others about the local area, why they do not use the centre, and form a plan to re-enegage them.,
08/09/2021 £75,000 £515,703 ALLSORTS YOUTH PROJECT Core funding for a project supporting LGBT+ young people across Sussex.
07/09/2021 £70,000 £1,181,827 FRIENDS FAMILIES AND TRAVELLERS Restricted grant for work with young people. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £70,000. Agreed December 2022..
03/09/2021 £60,400 £501,916 STARTING POINT Mentoring for young people and young adults. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
31/08/2021 £120,872 £656,852 LAUNCH IT Livlihood support for young entrepeneurs
31/08/2021 £101,829 £355,253 PEER POWER Livlihood support for young campaigners
07/08/2021 £150,000 £3,982,921 NO LIMITS Unrestricted funding for an organisation providing information, advice, guidance and_x000D_ support for young people in Southampton
07/08/2021 £90,400 £274,297 AIK SAATH Youth work with young people in Slough
08/07/2021 £150,000 JOSEPH ROWNTREE REFORM TRUST A contribution of £50,000 to a pooled fund aiming to increase young people’s engagement and participation in democracy across the UK.
08/07/2021 £320,400 £342,199 THE FOYER FEDERATION To set up a Youth Leadership Innovation Fund for local Foyers, managed by the Foyer Federation. The Federation will distribute the fund through onward grants of up to £15k pa x 3 years to four members in their network, with some smaller one year grants. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £20,000 to £320,400. Agreed Dec 2022. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
08/07/2021 £60,400 £261,576 READIPOP Readipop runs a programme of artist development, offering young graduates of its programmes an opportunity to develop their leadership and music skills by working with others and gaining meaningful industry experience. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
08/07/2021 £90,000 £506,837 THE ADVOCACY ACADEMY Unrestricted funding for an organisation nurturing, training and supporting a community of young activists. Although the grant is unrestricted, it will likely be to used to support their work with their community of alumni
07/07/2021 £75,400 £358,953 CHILDREN ENGLAND An unrestricted grant to support their campaigning and policy work, providing stability and continuity to a small but leading organisation. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
07/07/2021 £11,400 £298,629 OFF THE RECORD (SOUTH) To employ a young person as an inclusion champion to improve access to OTR's services for marginalised young people. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
29/06/2021 £45,000 £369,271 HASTINGS FURNITURE SERVICE Employment costs for young apprenticeships, following the end of government funding
28/06/2021 £15,528 SUSSEX PRISONERS' FAMILIES To set up a Youth Forum to research new services. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
11/05/2021 £20,400 £532,151 PLYMOUTH VCSE (POP) Challenging funder practice. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
31/03/2021 £52,400 THE CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE EQUITY To support a staff member to support Blagrave's Challenge and Change funding Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
16/03/2021 £90,000 £704,350 DRIVE FORWARD FOUNDATION Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
16/03/2021 £90,400 £1,477,385 PRISON REFORM TRUST To listen to the experiences of young people living in prison and support them to share their expertise and insight in policy discussions, specifically through the Prisoner Policy Network. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
16/03/2021 £120,000 £277,333 ABANDOFBROTHERS (ABOB) Mentoring for young men with experience of the criminal justice system
16/03/2021 £90,000 £2,548,000 YOUNG WOMEN'S TRUST To support the continued development of their young person-led work, particularly around policy and influencing.
16/03/2021 £90,000 BABBASA Employment preparation and support. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
16/03/2021 £25,000 £1,103,279 SOS-UK To support Teach The Future’s campaign to ensure that the climate justice is taught and taught well in UK schools.
03/02/2021 £11,265 MANDALA THEATRE To train and work with a group of 12 young people to evaluate a digital festival that will be held between Mandala young people and young people from Palestine in June '21, on activism and the arts. The evaluation will culminate in video output and recomm
03/02/2021 £5,705 £67,787 WEALDEN WORKS To take forward specific pieces of work coming from young people in response to their needs changing due to Covid- a live chat open more hours (instead of traditional phone support); group based sessions for participants; and becoming an accredited centre
03/02/2021 £9,550 AUDIOACTIVE To undertake a 6 month period of consultation with young people about what has changed for them and what they need now, led by young artists from within the organisation . To result in creative output outlining what young people want from the organisation
03/02/2021 £9,910 £112,554 ASD FAMILY HELP To set up a young people's committee, to voice young people's views in the development of the organisation's rebuild strategy. They will also advocate for the changing needs of young people with learning disabiles with the LA in their Covid strategy.
03/02/2021 £10,000 £3,102,049 THE ROBERTS CENTRE During Covid, young people have voiced a need for two new services: increased mental health support, and opportunities for employment. This proposal is for the centre to co design these new services with young people. The funding will also allow them to c
03/02/2021 £9,344 £116,986 BRITWELL YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PROJECT (BYCP) To start a regular, activtiy based youth group (online), providing young people with laptops so they can take part virtually, with regular weekly meetings for 6 months. Through the group activities to discuss young people's changing needs and what they wa
03/02/2021 £7,673 £334,317 NO5 YOUNG PEOPLE A consultation and listening exercise with young people they are not working with, led by the youth ambassadors. To use the results to inform the new organisational strategy post Covid.
22/11/2020 £150,000 £16,281,635 YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP Funding for their Youth Advice Centre and employment support for young homeless people
17/11/2020 £18,282 INSPIRE CHILLI Support for young campaigners
17/11/2020 £75,400 £555,772 PORTSMOUTH ABUSE AND RAPE COUNSELLING SERVICE (PARCS) Advocacy campaign work led by young people - Catalyst project. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
17/11/2020 £30,000 £133,828 ASD FAMILY HELP Support for young people to make a positive transition to adult life
17/11/2020 £90,400 £1,249,048 BITEBACK2030 To support the development of youth-led campaigning work related to childhood obesity, including piloting new approaches and codifying and mapping young people’s experiences. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
17/11/2020 £9,661 OUR STREETS NOW Teaching about public sexual harrassment in schools
17/11/2020 £20,000 £3,462,439 FRIENDS PROVIDENT FOUNDATION To research and publish an annual Index of Foundation Diversity.
17/11/2020 £6,000 £478,158 THE SHEILA MCKECHNIE FOUNDATION Sponsoring the Young Campaigner Award at the SMK annual awards
09/07/2020 £105,400 £756,567 BRITISH YOUTH COUNCIL BYC have approached us for repeat funding as they continue to strengthen and diversify their programme delivery, and respond to COVID both in terms of impact both on their programmes, and ensuring young people place a central role in rebuild. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
09/07/2020 £30,400 £63,519 BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC YOUNG PEOPLE'S PROJECT (BMEYPP) Unrestricted funding for a small community group to build core capacity and support more BAME young people. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
09/07/2020 £70,000 £262,122 THE HARBOUR PROJECT Harbour is an all age project but visitors are predominantly young with an average age of 26. Of current clients, they are working with 114 young people between the ages of 14 and 25, around a quarter of their client group. This includes younger teenagers. Cost of Living uplift: total funding increased by £10,000 to £70,000. Agreed December 2022.
08/07/2020 £90,000 £962,827 YOUTH ACCESS Core funding in support of their policy work around YIACS provision nationwide. 
19/05/2020 £46,528 RESEARCH INTO YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AS AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC To capture young people’s perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment and their hopes for work; to support young people to advocate around these issues and secure involvement in discussions and decisions related to youth employment.
30/04/2020 £10,000 £316,237 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SLOUGH CONSORTIUM Hardship support for young people
30/04/2020 £10,000 £1,219,769 YELLOW DOOR Support for those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse
30/04/2020 £10,000 £2,321,803 THE AMBER FOUNDATION Support for young people with housing and jobs
30/04/2020 £10,000 £878,263 TEAM DOMENICA Support for young people with learning disabilities
30/04/2020 £10,000 16-25 INDEPENDENT PEOPLE Hardship support for young people
30/04/2020 £20,000 £15,189,768 YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP hardship and mental health support
30/04/2020 £20,000 £1,143,342 MOTIV8 Hardship support for young people
27/03/2020 £10,000 £1,081,661 SOS-UK Teach the Future campaign - policy and influence work
27/03/2020 £45,000 £169,678 ESTEEM Community and connection for young people from Sussex
27/03/2020 £45,000 £1,714,386 WAR ON WANT Civil society coordination at COP 26
27/03/2020 £128,120 £1,912,717 YOUTH ACTION WILTSHIRE Youth work delivery in Wiltshire
26/03/2020 £39,000 £154,740 HASTINGS & ROTHER MEDIATION SERVICE Mediation for families
26/03/2020 £30,400 £10,971,000 RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT Focused on formal routes to influence, this proposal combines funding for Restless Development to provide expert support to the UK Youth Climate Coalition (a volunteer, youth-led campaigning group) in influencing and holding decision makers to account. Additional welfare grant: total funding increased by £400 in December 2021.
21/11/2019 £60,000 £3,361,550 ACTIVE COMMUNITIES NETWORK Sport and activities in Leigh Park
13/11/2019 £60,000 £1,143,342 MOTIV8 Positive engagement with excluded young people in areas of real need
13/11/2019 £60,000 £279,451 NO5 YOUNG PEOPLE Youth counselling support
13/11/2019 £75,000 £733,958 TEAM DOMENICA Employment preparation for young people with learning disabilities
13/11/2019 £60,000 £144,586 YELLOW BRICK ROAD PROJECTS Life skills education
13/11/2019 £30,000 THE PLATFORM PROJECT Enterprise development
31/07/2019 £150,000 £967,143 BRITISH YOUTH COUNCIL To support young people to have a say, influence and inform decisions that affect their lives
31/07/2019 £60,000 £533,949 BERKSHIRE YOUTH Youth leadership and development activities
31/07/2019 £45,000 £135,342 BEAT ROUTES Music sessions
31/07/2019 £70,200 £1,056,311 CAMPAIGN BOOTCAMP Advocacy training
31/07/2019 £90,000 AUDIOACTIVE Young people's music sessions
16/07/2019 £90,000 £1,880,639 YOUTH OPTIONS Core costs
16/07/2019 £45,000 £2,621,710 JAMIE'S FARM Establishing Jamie's Farm in Lewes
16/07/2019 £30,000 £6,378,806 UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX STUDENTS' UNION - THE ROLE MODELS PROJECT University students supporting young people in schools
16/07/2019 £10,000 £5,980,604 THE COMMON PURPOSE Development of youth leadership with an online campaign
16/07/2019 £130,000 £3,021,842 NO LIMITS Southampton advocacy project
16/07/2019 £25,000 £54,245,000 NOTHING WITHOUT YOUNG PPLE (CATCH22) Nothing without young people campaign
16/07/2019 £90,000 £113,249 MY LIFE MY SAY MLMS unrestricted funding
16/07/2019 £30,000 £931,933 JUSTICE BAME disp. inquiry
16/07/2019 £120,000 UNLOC Supporting young people who are FE student governors
16/07/2019 £24,000 SOUTHERN POLICY CENTRE Supporting youth advocates to learn campaigning skills
21/03/2019 £75,000 £260,260 TARNER COMMUNITY PROJECT Targeted youth activities
21/03/2019 £20,000 £112,625 SPEAR BRIGHTON TRUST Spear Brighton
21/03/2019 £60,000 £359,966 ENTHUM FOUNDATION Housing for young refugees and asylumn seekers
21/03/2019 £40,000 £5,855,913 HOMELESS LINK Research into youth homelessness
21/03/2019 £130,000 THE SOCIAL CHANGE AGENCY Building the young trustees campaign
21/03/2019 £40,000 YOUTH EMPLOYMENT UK Youth employment policy post
21/03/2019 £10,000 UK STUDENTS CLIMATE NETWORK Climate Strikes support
19/03/2019 £36,000 £88,925 XTRAX (YOUNG PEOPLE'S CENTRE) Drop in serving centre of Hastings
19/03/2019 £71,695 £594,606 LAUNCH IT Providing a year long basic income for young campaigners
19/03/2019 £35,848 £182,883 PEER POWER Providing a year long basic income for young campaigners

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