Jack Petchey Foundation
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15th Anniversary Grants

We launched a new funding stream!

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In celebration of 15 years of giving grants to youth projects in London and Essex, the Jack Petchey Foundation is delighted to have launched a new grants programme. We will be awarding 15 grants of up to £15,000 each - this means an extra £225,000 to distribute to worthwhile causes - nearly a quarter of a million!

Please note this application process is now well underway.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied. We were totally overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of the applications. 

We received over 3 times what we anticipated and the process to shortlist was exceptionally hard. 

All applications were given a thorough review and for the first time we involved a panel of young people in the decision making. Our thanks goes to them for their inspired thinking and mature outlook. 

Those organisations shortlisted are detailed below.

We will be notifying all unsuccessful applicants too, but please bear with us as due to the number of applications this will take longer than we anticipated. 

If you were not shortlisted we appreciate this will be disappointing and we are only sorry that we did not have further funds to support more projects. The quality of work being undertaken for young people in London and Essex was exceptionally impressive. 

Have we been shortlisted?

The following organisations were shortlisted.

Stephney City Farm

Exposure Organisation Limited

Flash Musicals (Little Rocks)

Acts 29

Leaders in Community

Croydon Drop In  - Support for Young People [CDI]

Canvey Island Youth Project

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx)

The Trinity Centre, Dost Centre for Refugees and Migrants Project

The Archway Project

Kids Inspire

The Sulgrave Club

World Heart Beat Music Academy

Young Lewisham Project

Encompass – The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust

Art against Knives

KNI Foundation

City of Chelmsford Mencap

The Kids' Cookery School

Clearvision Project

I was shortlisted - how do I progress?

The 20 shortlisted applicants above will be required to complete the stage two application form providing more detail on their project. 

For more information please download our full guidance notes

Forms will need to be emailed to gdunbar@petchey.co.uk no later than 5pm on Friday 20th March.

We may wish to visit your project before finally awarding a grant. 

We will ultimately be able to fund 15 projects.  Please note we will not be able to accept applications sent by post.