Youth Local Network Hounslow

The primary objective of the Hounslow Youth Local Network is  to provide support to youth organisations and projects through:

  • Capacity Building, fundraising advice, group development, networking opportunities and one-on-one problem solving surgeries.
  • Becoming a vehicle to attract substantial external funding to expand the long term suitability of the youth sector in Hounslow.
  • Help YLF fund-holders co-ordinate and promote YLF activities to young people in their locality, facilitate multi-agency working and ensure links with existing local activity
  • Share good practice between YLF fund-holders
  • Undertake training needs analysis with members to shape the wider training programme to be provided by the GLA’s ‘Impact for Youth’ support
  • Help generate local community proposals and support potential bidders to YLF Round;
  • Be youth-led – ensuring that young people are effectively and appropriately engaged in the development and delivery of the networks;
  • Support YLF fund-holders efforts to develop sustainable business models

The key benefit of the new YLFLN will be:

·         To attract major new external funding for local youth activities

·         Empower smaller youth groups

·         Encourage wider partnership working, sharing best practice and joined up service delivery by the large number of VCS groups working with young people

·         Provide a powerful new voice for young people in Hounslow –Instead of duplicating services we hope to incorporate the voice of young people through your youth council


Youth Specific Funders and Other Helpful Resources


The Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. They support a wide variety of projects and programmes for young people aged 10-21. For more information click here

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced that Grant Round 2 for 2019 will open on 1st July 2019. To apply for this grant round, applicants must be seeking funding for projects relating to young people aged between 11 and 25 years that meet the following criteria:

Child exploitation
Mentoring and support
Clubs and activities
Priority will be given to projects that address mental health.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for revenue projects only.

Only Registered or exempt Charities may apply. For this Round, eligible charities will have an operating income of a minimum of £100,000 and maximum of £1,000,000.

Grant Round 2 for 2020 will open on 1st April and close on 30th April 2020. For more information click here

London Youth Microgrants
London Youth are offering up to £400 project funding to encourage young people aged between 14-20 to create a project that promotes or raises awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing in their community. The next deadline for applications will be in May 2020. For more information click here

Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme

The Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. They will make one-year grants for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding. Charities can apply for between of between £1,000 and £10,000. There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements. For more information click here

DM Thomas Central Grants

The Foundation is focused in helping disabled, sick and disadvantaged young people and children to transform their lives. Grants of up to £30,000 are awarded every quarter of the year. The next application deadline is 5th May 2020. For more information click here.

Woodward Charitable Trust

The Trust’s grant-making focuses on projects that support children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour. Projects funded will have a focus in art work involving disadvantaged people, promoting integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers. For more information click here

The Henry Smith Charity – Improving Lives

Grants for small and medium sized organisations in the UK to support projects and running costs. Grant sizes from £20,000 to £60,000 per year, from 1 – 3 years, for UK organisation sizes usually £50,000 to £2million, to cover running costs, salaries and projects. Decisions are made quarterly by the Trustees. For more information click here

Young Londoners Fund Winners

The organisations which successfully applied to the Young Londoners Fund to run projects in Hounslow are:

Round 1 


Hounslow Action for Youth 

Synergy Theatre Project


Bollo Brook Youth Centre

The Royal Society for Blind Children

New Horizon Youth Centre

Applecartlive Ltd

Get Hooked on Fishing

Body & Soul

Refugee Support Network

QPR in the Community Trust

Freedom from Torture

Round 2

Deafinitely Theatre

Action West London

Belong: Making Justice Happen

Hounslow Youth Counselling Service

Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service