TSP offers small grants of between £100 and £1,500 (very occasionally slightly more).
Grant applications can be submitted at any time but Trustees will only consider applications at Trustee Board Meetings twice a year, in October and April.
The next deadline for submitting grant applications is 30th September 2019.
Who Can Apply for Funding?
Are you a young person under the age of 18 years? Or a vulnerable adult?
Do you live in Southampton or the surrounding area?
Do you have an idea, ambition or aspiration?
Are you a school based in Southampton or the surrounding area?
Do you have an idea, project, or the need for equipment or resources for your pupils?
Can you demonstrate that the funding you need is required to support disadvantaged young people?
Groups & Organisations
Are you an organisation or group who works with disadvantaged young people under the age of 18 years or with disadvantaged vulnerable adults?
Are you based or do you operate in Southampton or the surrounding area?
Do you have an idea, project or the need for equipment or resources for your participants?
What we fund
We do not generally fund large organisations with healthy cash reserves, or where funding goes into one large central pot, we prefer to fund specific projects.
We prefer that our funds are used towards the deliverable end of a project so the money directly supports the young people and vulnerable adults that it is intended to help.
Project specific applications are looked upon more favourably than those requesting funds for core costs and salaries.
Grants will only be offered where applicants demonstrate that the use of any grant awarded will meet one or more of the Trustee’s funding priorities in line with the Charity’s stated purpose and objectives.
Trustees have agreed the following funding priorities:
(A) To enhance education for young people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage or hardship.
(B) To encourage and enable the participation of young people in activities and services that will promote their education, physical, health or social welfare from which they may otherwise be excluded due to experiencing disadvantage or hardship.
(C) To facilitate or assist with the provision of equipment necessary for the successful delivery of activities and services that will promote education, physical, health or social welfare for predominantly, but not exclusively, young people, schools, and youth community groups and organisations.
(D) To encourage and enable the participation of disadvantaged and vulnerable adults and associated groups in activities and services that will promote their education, physical, health or social welfare from which they may otherwise be excluded due to experiencing disadvantage or hardship.
Applicants should also be aware that within Charity Law, Trustees have very wide discretion in how they choose to manage and distribute the funds TSP make available for grant giving. Applicants need to also realise that these funds are limited. The decision of the Trustees is final.
How to apply for a grant
Before submitting your application for consideration, please take the time to read the our Policy and Guidance for Applicants. (See below) Here you will be able to find all the information you need to help you submit an application, understand how we assess applications, and what you would need to do if we offer you a grant. We aim for the application process to be as simple as possible.
When you are confident that you are eligible to apply for a grant and that you understand the process, please download and complete the relevant Word application form and then submit it, and all supporting information required, by email to Tspgrantapp@testlands.com
We will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application.