We raise funds and award grants to young people who meet the following criteria:
• aged 13-25 living in the UK in need of support to advance in life and develop their skills
• in need of support to further their education
• currently unemployed or experiencing financial hardship
We do not give grants for:
• anything that has already been paid for
• reducing or writing off a debt
We do not specify exactly what we will give grants for as long as the funding helps you in education, training, employment or doing work for others. We may sometimes be able to help you in an emergency. Please note that we are not a substitute for other funding; wherever possible we will direct young people to other sources of support. We aim to support young people to fulfil their potential whatever their particular need or circumstance.
Check that you meet our eligibility criteria: you are aged between 13 and 25, in need of support to further your education, advance in life and develop your skills, and you are either unemployed or in financial hardship.
Download and complete an application form. Submit your completed form via email or by post (the email and postal address are on the form).
Your application will be reviewed by the board of trustees. We review applications once every month. A decision will be made based on our criteria for eligibility and on the information you submitted.
You will be informed of the decision within 5 weeks of your application submission.
We always love to hear back from you and know how you are getting on and how the grant has helped you...Drop us a note!
"I really appreciate the money for the buspass because it has helped me a lot like getting to College early and going to all my course lessons."
"As a volunteer at Riding for the Disabled in Wilton I'm on a limited budget and struggled to pay my bus fares. I thoroughly enjoy my role, thank you!"
"Thank you for such a great donation towards my year volunteering with Project Trust, teaching English abroad. I really appreciate your support!”
"Rose Gale trust funds helped me achieve my goal. I've now got a foundation degree and attending uni in Somerset. I can’t thank you enough!"
"Thank you very much for helping me with my driving lessons. It is very kind of you" and such a great help to increase my job prospects!"