Project information

Grant Making Programme

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust's grant making programme focuses on projects that are reaching out to young people in challenging and deprived communities. Each project we support also empowers young people to play an active role in their community and we'll be looking to fund many more in 2015.

1 year

Charity information: The Archbishop of York Youth Trust

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  • Need


    Young People are often viewed as the problem in our society whereas we believe they are in fact the solution. It's important to give them meaningful opportunities to engage with their communities so they can be empowered to become active citizens and help to change our communities for the better. Our grants are focuses in challenging and deprived areas across the north of England where young people are being equipped to 'be the change they want to see'.


    Through resourcing and funding many creative Youth Projects we hope to reach, engage, and empower thousands of young people to become active citizens throughout the north of England. When we support a project we also offer press and media opportunities to help raise the profile of their work as well as visits from our team to encourage the staff and young people at the project.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide grants to at least 10 Youth projects across the north of England in 2015.


    » We hope to increase our fundraising efforts in order to expand our grant making programme.

    What success will look like

    As we visit each project and gather written reports, we will be able to show how many young people have been reached, engaged and empowered to become active citizens.

    Aim 2

    To monitor and support each grant project and help to raise awareness of their work.


    » We already have an effective application and monitoring process in place to support our current projects, and will roll this out with all new grants.

    What success will look like

    Each project will be required to submit a 6 monthly and annual report and we will also display testimonials and videos from the projects on our website.

  • Impact


    Many local youth projects struggle financially to provide the resources needed to adequately support young people today. Furthermore, they often have little time to raise awareness of the effective work they are doing. Through our support Youth Projects will not only receive much needed financial support to help them plan for the longer term, but also a supporter who will be an advocate for them and help them to demonstrate their success though videos, press releases and full written reports.


    If a project fails to spend the grant effectively this could be a risk to achieving our aims. However, our rigorous grant application process and regular monitoring will deal with this effectively.


    Through our quarterly newsletter which reports on our grant making programme. We will also display all stories and testimonials from the young people from at projects on our website and through our media links.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £90,000 10 Projects Funding to support 10 youth projects offering grants of between £6,000 and £10,000
      £10,000 Admin Staffing costs, Travel costs to allow for regular visits and media costs for creating project vidoes
  • Background


    We operate in the north of England. From Nottingham to the Scottish borders.


    Young people, schools, local communities, youth workers, community volunteers, and families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully supported over 25 Youth projects across the north of England in the last 5 years. Our website lists all these projects and provides videos from a number ( The Archbishop of York has also visited some of these to offer encouragement and support. Through our effective motioning process we are carefully supporting each project and ensuring that young people are being reached, engaged and empowered to 'be the change they want to see' in their communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dan Finn

    Director of the Trust and responsible for visiting, supporting and monitoring all projects.

    Mandy Potter

    Youth Trust Administrator - co-ordinates the grant making application process and corresponds with all grant projects.

    David Lapish

    Management Accountant - Administrates the financial back-end of the programme enabling it to run effectively.