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Launch grant round

We launched our first grant round in May 2019, awarding 24 projects across England and Wales a total of £18.1m.

Entry deadline:
11th June 2019


We launched our first grant round in May 2019, just seven weeks after we were set up. We made it open – any type of organisation, across England and Wales, with any type of intervention could apply. We specified that at a minimum, organisations needed to have a clear and robust Theory of Change. Finally, we set a minimum spend for the first six months of delivery.

The first grantees included organisations adapting well established programmes with good evidence from other parts of the world, as well as newer community projects testing more innovative approaches.

Our grantees

We awarded a total of £18.1m to 24 projects, working with 36,000 children across England and Wales. 

  • Achieving for Children [£945,321]
  • ASSIST Trauma Care [£650,374]
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [£343,000]
  • Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People [£523,298]
  • Empire Fighting Chance [£786,742]
  • Essex Boys and Girls Clubs [£492,010]
  • Family Psychology Mutual [£913,055]
  • Family Support [£398,487]
  • Imperial College London [£901,744]
  • Leicestershire County Council [£446,165]
  • LifeLine Community Projects  [£397,676]
  • Life Skills Education Charity [£653,444]
  • Lives Not Knives  [£799,000]
  • London Borough of Lambeth  [£778,863]
  • Mental Health Foundation [£1,643,164]
  • RISE Mutual CIC [£538,181]
  • Roots of Empathy [£373,686]
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) [£3,477,472]
  • South Tyneside Council   [£351,514]
  • St Christopher’s Fellowship  [£318,605]
  • The Rugby Football League   [£600,000]
  • The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust [£728,156]
  • The Titan Partnership [£508,004]
  • Wakefield Council Youth Work Team [£638,397]