The closing date for applications for our next funding round is 31 August 2023.

No applications will be reviewed until after that date so there is no benefit to applying to us very early.  We only accept applications by email – details of how to apply can be found here.  Please look at the criteria for applicants set out on this website – we receive so many applications that we have to apply the criteria strictly.

During September 2023, we will do an initial review of applications and will draw up a short list.  Applicants will be informed of whether or not they have been placed on the short list.  We will then meet (either in person or online) the teams from the short listed applicants during October and November 2023 with a view to making grant payments to successful applicants in late November/early December 2023.

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