Berkeley Foundation - Combatting Youth Homelessness Fund

Status: Open to applications

Deadline: 30th June, 2018


Grants are available to voluntary sector organisations for projects that directly support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing homelessness or are at high risk of becoming homeless in Greater London, Birmingham and the South of England.

Fund Value: £ 250,000
Maximum Value: £ 70,000
Minimum Value: £ 10,000

Value Notes

The total value of the fund is £250,000.

Grants between £10,000 and £70,000 for up to a period of two years.

Extended Descriptions

The Berkeley Foundation is an independent registered charity that supports young people, their families and their communities across London, Birmingham and the South of England.

The Foundation works in partnership with the voluntary sector across four key areas: homes, jobs, skills and care.

As part of its Community Investment Fund, the Foundation is launching a new funding programme: Combatting Youth Homelessness. Through this programme, it aims to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing homelessness to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions, as well as helping at-risk young people to avoid homelessness.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from voluntary sector organisations providing targeted support and housing solutions.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018 (midnight).

Key Criteria

Registered charities, community interest companies, and other legally registered charitable groups, companies and societies can apply providing the funding is restricted and used in its entirety for charitable delivery.

There is particular interest in smaller organisations with a turnover of less than £1 million.

Eligible Expenditure 

Funding is available for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community of interest.

All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness.
  • Living in poverty.
  • Voluntary carers.
  • Homeless.
  • Isolated older people.
  • Other demonstrable significant need.

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:

  • Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation.
  • Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing.
  • Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms.
  • Beneficiaries have improved life skills.
  • Beneficiaries have improved opportunities.



The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Retrospective costs.
  • Individuals.
  • Local Authorities, although it is expected that many of our charitable partners will be working in close partnership with their local council.

Aplication Proceedure

The funding criteria document and the online application form can be found on the Foundation’s website.

Applicants are required to submit supporting documents, including: a project budget and up to date management accounts, via email to

Applications will not be assessed until all supporting documents are received.

The application schedule is as follows:

  • Applications will be accepted from 1 June 2018 until midnight on 30 June 2018.
  • Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by the Foundation team who aims to notify and meet with shortlisted applicants during August and September 2018.

Contact the Berkeley Foundation for further information.

Addresses and Contacts

Application forms are available on their website.

Contact details:
Clare Maddison
Berkeley Foundation 
Berkeley House 
19 Portsmouth Road 
Surrey KT11 1JG