April 3, 2024

Grant Highlights: Helping Youth Make a Start on a Bright Future

Author John Canady, Chief Executive Officer

Charitable giving is often driven by personal interest or connection to an issue. Here are three examples of how grants recommended by some of our DAF donors are supporting young people across the UK and beyond.

Supporting young people from marginalised backgrounds

West London is an area with deep inequality. There are 19,000 children and young people in West London who currently need additional support. Without it, they are more likely to face challenges in later life, including unemployment, social isolation and poor mental and emotional health. A $32,500 grant was recommended to a West London charity which builds trusted relationships, provides specialist support and joins up families, schools and local organisations to deliver a personalised two-year support plan for each child.

Changing lives through sport

One in four Scottish people experiences mental health issues in their lifetime. For those young people and adults across Scotland who are struggling, engaging in team sports and community programmes can help create positive change in their lives. NPT UK facilitated a $50,000 grant to a Scottish charity which uses football-inspired training and personal development to empower different groups at risk of social exclusion, such as those experiencing homelessness, those with refugee status and those with additional needs.

Building the next generation of global leaders

For many low-income, first-generation university students, development opportunities and contact networks are limited. A $200,000 grant was recommended to a US non-profit organisation working to transform the lives of these talented young people across the globe through a leadership development programme, which includes masterclasses led by top educators and universities around the world.

For more details about how NPT UK can help donors fulfil their philanthropic purpose, please contact us.

About the Author

John Canady, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust UK, has 25 years of experience working across the business, nonprofit and government sectors. He specializes in creating and managing philanthropic funds for donors and family offices around the world who wish to base their philanthropy from the UK.