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 in the UK and in particular 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.
Please read the guidance on this site and look at the case studies before making an application.
The last round of applications closed on 30 April 2017. We received a record number of high quality applications. The trustees met in May 2017 to consider those applications and we can now confirm that we have utilised our grant capacity for the current financial year. The next round of applications will be considered in May 2018 and applications should be with us by 30 April 2018.
Please note that we do not consider applications which are sent to us by mail or outside the timetable set out on this website.
Charity number 1123219