Project information

Young People in Crisis

Young people in Plymouth can find themselves facing crisis for many reasons. We are developing a fund that can help by providing a small emergency grant - examples such as xx is from a single parent family and needs £100 to pay for rail ticket for job interview or £50 for a pair of shoes for college

April 2013 - March 2014

Charity information: The Plymouth Drake Foundation

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  • Need


    Overcoming disadvantage that some young people, not necessarily through fault of their own, find themselves in. They can be be disadvantaged through poverty, family breakdown, drug or alcohol abuse (again not necessarily their own), pregnancy etc


    By providing a small grant, on referral from trusted sources, that can help overcome a problem. They may have the opportunity of a job interview but require a suit, they may have an urgent medical appointment but can't afford to make the journey. A small amount (up to £100) can make a huge difference in these circumstances.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To be recognised as the 'go to' charity that can help local young people in need of financial help


    » By developing a fund that can be used for this purpose and promoting through our network of contacts

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by the number of approaches for help and support and the number of young people helped

  • Impact


    The impact on the lives of the young people concerned will vary but in some cases could be dramatic. We will seek case studies and use these to further promote the value of the fund and attract future donations into it.


    Risks include lack of awareness of the fund availability (unlikely) or the number of applicants exceeding the amount available for funding. Should the latter happen then this makes the case for future donations even stronger.


    we will report annually along with case studies

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Fund Initial fund value
  • Background


    Plymouth and the travel to work area


    Disadvantaged young people (and their families) in Plymouth and the surrounding area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the community charity for Plymouth - a 'charity of charities' - who support small voluntary organisations and charities. Our patronage/outreach includes business leaders, church leaders, city councillors and members of parliament and as such we are continually asked for advice on funding solutions

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jeff Maddison


    Prebendary Sam Philpott

    Trustee and Chair of our Communities Committee