KFC Youth Foundation Community Grants Programme

Grants of up to £2,500 are available.

Registered charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities in the UK, with a turnover of less than £300,000 can apply.

Applications are welcome from such organisations which:

  • Deliver services to one or more of the KFC Foundation’s target groups.
  • Are based in the UK.
  • Have existed for at least 12 months at the time of submission.
  • Have a signed constitution/governing documents.
  • Have a bank account in its own name with two unrelated signatories/dual authorisation.
  • Have an active board of trustees or directors.
  • Have accounts detailing income and expenditure over the past 12 months.
  • Have a suitable safeguarding policy.

The funding is intended for projects and activities that:

  • Benefit young people aged 11-25 years old.
  • Support those in a position of economic disadvantage (ie, care leavers, those experiencing homelessness, young carers, young parents, refugees, young people at risk of or with experience of the criminal justice system).
  • Empower young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future by providing spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, helping them to unlock talent, build life skills, provide mentoring and improve their chances to gain meaningful employment.
  • Empower all young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future.
  • Are local to a KFC restaurant.
  • Will demonstrate positive results within 12 months of the receipt of funding.

Funding can be use to cover costs such as:

  • Materials.
  • Activities.
  • Staff posts.
  • Staff training.

The next deadline for applications is 17 March 2024 (23:59).

There is a two-stage application process:

  • Expression of Interest:
    • Applicants should first submit a two-minute video about their organisation.
    • Applicants should then complete and submit an Expression of Interest form, via the link on the KFC Foundation’s website.
  • Successful groups will be notified of their outcome and invited to complete a full application.

Guidance notes are available on the KFC Foundation’s website.

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