WHO WE ARE

HOW CAN WE HELP?

The Foundation can provide Grants under the above criteria for the following purposes:

1. The relief of children who are terminally ill and/or have a life-limiting health condition by providing grants in order to support activities, hobbies and recreational pursuits and/or a short holiday which will provide relief from their illness or life limiting condition.

2. To advance in life and relieve the needs of children who have a registered disability by providing grants to be used for: a) The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;

b) Supporting participation in a hobby, sport, music or the arts.

3. To advance in life and help socially disadvantaged young people (aged over 18 years) who have left the care system by providing grants to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals

What is the process for Applying for Funds:

Applications are encouraged from those working with Children & Young people under the following criteria:

  1. Grants for:

  • For children with life limiting conditions under 18 years

  • For children with a registered disability under 18 years

  • For young adults aged over 18 years who have left the care system

 

   2. Living in the North West of England.

 

   3. Applications must be made from an organisation / group working with / caring for or supporting beneficiaries under    the above criteria.

WHAT WE DO

"YOUNG PEOPLE, WHEN INFORMED AND EMPOWERED, WHEN THEY REALISE THAT WHAT THEY DO TRULY MAKES A DIFFERENCE, CAN INDEED CHANGE THE WORLD

- JANE GOODALL

Inspire Youth Foundation has evolved from 3 Companies who provide services for Children & Young People in the North West:

Inspire Children's Services provides Residential Care for Children aged between 8 and 17

Inspire Community Services provides Supported Living Services for Care Leavers aged 16 & 17

Inspire Training & Education Services provide Education services for Children up to 16 years.

We are motivated by interests from staff working for Inspire to support needy children & young

people under the following criteria:

  1. For children with life limiting conditions

  2. For children with a registered disability

  3. For young adults aged over 18 years who have left the care system

HOW WE RAISE FUNDS:

Funds are raised through fundraising events, sponsorships and funding applications. Most activities are undertaken by staff who work at Inspire, the children and young people we support and their family & friends.

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM GRANTS AVAILABLE?

For individual grants the maximum  available is £200 per application. This is a discretionary amount and grants will usually be lower.

For organisations seeking grant aid for equipment or large group activities, contributions are discretionary depending upon existing resources. A Grant can pay fully or contribute towards an activity or piece of equipment. 

 

The grant will be made to the nominated individual or parent / carer if they are under 18 years. Grants for organisations will be made direct to the Organisation concerned. 

All grants will be subject to audit and scrutiny as requested ie for equipment or activities a 'proof of purchase' will be required. 

WHAT WILL WE SUPPORT?

The Foundation will support Grants to provide the following for Children & Young People under the 3 stated categories to pay for or towards:

 

An activity, hobby or interest

A Short Break or Holiday or Hobby

Equipment such as a musical instrument, sports gear or adaptations and equipment for sick and disabled children 

Support a vocation to prepare for Employment, Training or Vocation

 

We are not able to provide funds for other items / areas not stipulated above.