Grants are available to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe place to call home.

Applications will be considered from organisations who require funding in the areas of:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child carers
  • Homelessness

Organisations must have a turnover of under £1.5 million and be supporting young people aged 16 years and under.

You can submit applications in
1 December to 31 January for a March funding review.
1 March to 30 April for a June funding review.
1 July to 31 August for an October funding review.

The grant funding is intended to support young people (aged 16 and under) challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe space to call home.

Funding is offered across the following streams:

Project grants (of up to £2,500 are available)to cover the costs of projects which:

  • Enable young people to have the best start in life and aim high.
  • Have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner.
  • Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage.
  • Respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the7stars foundation.
  • Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources).
  • Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too.

Shine Bright funding (grants of up to £1,500 are available) for registered charities to purchase items and resources to protect and support the children they serve through the cost of living crisis.

Direct grants funding  to individuals affected by the Foundation’s priorities, supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals. (Applications must be submitted by the supporting professional/organisation.)

Social Impact funding (grants of up to £1,500 are available) for three charities across the year for projects that align with the following awareness days:
5 to 11 February – Race Equality Week
16 March – Young Carers Action Day
18 March – Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day
15 to 21 May – Mental Health Awareness Week
17 May – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
1 to 30 June – PRIDE month
3 to 9 July – Alcohol Awareness Week
10 October – World Homeless Day
1 to 31 October – Black History Month
10 December – Human Rights Day
Regarding projects for Child Carers, preference will be given to projects offering long-term impact and/or sustainable support (such as mentoring or outreach programmes) over recreational trips.

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