Pounds for Purpose

Small £500 awards for individuals aged 16-25 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them.

Who for?

Individuals aged 16-26 with an idea to create positive change in the world around them.

What do I get?

Up to £500 to put your idea into action.

Where do I apply?

Apply online here.

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What is the Funding for?

Pounds for Purpose funding is to help you get your idea up and running and will help you cover some of those costs.  Plus, we can provide business support if you decide to turn your idea into a business.


Who can apply? 

You can apply for Pounds for Purpose if you have an idea to generate positive change, are aged 16-26 and need some funding to put your idea into action. 

You will need to submit a two-minute video explaining what your idea is, the positive change you want to see, and what you would use the £500 for.

You must meet our eligibility criteria, which is available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.


How we assess your application 

We will assess your application based on your applications and the video submitted to us. You should hear a decision within 8 weeks of us receiving your application.


Funding priorities

Anyone can benefit from Pounds for Purpose funding and we assess each application on its individual merits. 

Check out our case studies for examples of enterprises that we have supported.


Have a question? 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, get in touch via our Contact Us page, by phone or use our LiveChat feature.