Project grants up to £2,500 are available for smaller UK registered charities working with children and young people aged 16 and under in the areas of abuse, addiction, caring for sick and disabled adults, and homelessness.

Application deadline: SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2024 (applications open on Monday 1st July 2024).
o FunderThe 7stars Foundation (founded 2016. Charity number 1168240. Total grants awarded in the year ended 31 March 2023: £29,523 (2022: £83,807; 2021: £50,519)).
Who can applysmaller UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £1.5 million.
o Key wordsAbuse, Addiction, Child Carers, Disabled Adults, Homelessness, Children and Young People, United Kingdom.

The 7stars Foundation is a registered charity that supports the most challenged young people in the United Kingdom. The Foundation aims to relieve the needs and suffering of children aged 16 years old and under; in particular those who face challenges caused by:

o Abuse.
o Addiction.
o Child Carers for sick and/or disabled adults, 
o Homelessness.

UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £1.5 million may apply for a project grant of up to £2,500 (with no matched funding requirement) which enable young people to:

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

The Foundation offers grant funding across the following 4 strands:

o Project grants of up to £2,500 to cover the costs of projects that respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the 7stars Foundation.
o Grants for individuals – grants of up to £500 are available for individuals represented by a safeguarding, legal, social or outreach referee. Grants are to promote happiness, offer opportunity, or fulfil potential.

o Social Impact grants of up to £1,500 for three charities across the year for projects that align with various awareness days, and
o Shine Bright grants of up to £1,500 for registered charities to purchase educational, well-being, or recreational items for young people, aged 16 years old or under.

During the year ended 31st March 2023, the Foundation awarded grants totalling just £29,523 (2022: £87,807; 2021: £50,519; 2020: £111,041). The Foundation’s annual accounts do not provide a listing of successful applicants. However, some case studies are available on the Foundation’s website.

Further information, guidance and an online application form is available on the Foundation’s website.

Applications open on Monday 1st July 2024 with a deadline for applications of Saturday 31st August 2024. Applicants are expected to be notified by the end of October 2024.