The developing seriousness of the COVID-19 situation means that we are no longer working to our expected timetable.  We are also considering how best to use our grant capacity to help charities and will monitor developments.  Our 2020/21 grant round will therefore be later in the year and will follow a different approach (yet to be determined).  We will post developments on this site.

Please do not submit applications for the time being.

Meanwhile, we have contacted all existing grantees to see how we can help them in these extraordinary times.  We have released core funds to these charities to help them with immediate cash flow.

 

The Progress Foundation is a grant-giving trust which focuses on:

  • Organisations working with young people, normally in the age range 14 – 21, though we will also look at projects helping younger children  or young people up to age 25
  • Organisations which help young people to become fully involved with society, particularly through education, assistance with finding work or involvement with social enterprise
  • Organisations working primarily within Greater London.

We give about £150,000 in programme grants in each year, with about £50,000 being new grants.  We do not give grants for more than 3 years or for more than £25,000 in any one year.  Most of our grants are in the £10,000 – £15,000 range.  We do not give grants to individuals. Occasionally we also give unrestricted grants to organisations with whom we have previously worked and who have a proven track record and management team.  We do not accept applications for this element of funding.

You can learn more about the sort of projects we support by looking at our case studies here. You can find out more about what we support and how to apply here.

Please read the guidance on this site and look at the case studies before making an application.

Please note that we do not consider applications which are sent to us by mail or outside the timetable set out on this website.  We do not give pre-guidance on whether you are likely to be successful; we encourage you to look at this website and our accounts for information on what we have supported in the past.

Charity number 1123219