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Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London)

The John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in North and West London i.e. Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London. Since 1991, the Charity has distributed over £100 million to a range of organisations that seek to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education.

The Small Grants Fund enables organisations to access smaller amounts of funding outside the main Trustee meetings. Requests to the Small Grants Fund are considered at least six times a year and there are no deadlines.

Since 1991, the Charity has distributed over £100 million to a range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling initiatives, childcare and parental support schemes, sports programmes and academic bursaries.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects for one year only.

Organisations eligible to apply are: State schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt charities (i.e. churches); Registered charities including CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations); and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people in one of the Charity's nine boroughs.

Previous projects supported include:

  • Haverstock School – Camden. £5,000 towards the Haverstock Journalism Project
  • London Children’s Ballet – Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham. £5,000 towards the Ballet for £1 programme
  • Primary Shakespeare Company – Multiple boroughs. £3,000 towards the Annie Williams Prize 2016/17
  • Stream Skills – Brent. £4,870 towards helping local youth to get back on track

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.


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Previous Projects Supported


12th January 2022