• The KFC Foundation has awarded funding to over 25 grassroots organisations for youth projects following its first ever call for funding in September 2020
  • The grant allocation comes as the KFC Foundation announces its next call for funding available this spring for grassroots organisations empowering young people in the UK

The KFC Foundation has announced the first organisations to receive grant funding after a national call out for recipients last year.

Funding has been allocated to over 25 grassroots charities, clubs or associations across the UK who support young people in fulfilling their potential. The KFC Foundation is proud to support each recipient as they aim to help build a positive future by providing safe and secure spaces to help unlock potential, build life skills, provide mentoring and improve chances to gain meaningful employment.

A snapshot of these include:

  • Youth Leads UK, Bolton – a youth-led social action project and citizen journalism course to upskill local youth
  • Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation, Nottingham – development of homework clubs and a parents network so they are supported in helping their children to achieve academically
  • Next Door But One, York – online youth theatre workshops for the young carers of York Carers Centre
  • Himaya Haven, Birmingham – prevention of offending and reoffending, helping to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable young people
  • Community of Purpose, Bristol – delivery of high quality holiday provision to children in south Bristol

This announcement also coincides with the launch of the second call for those who would like to apply for community grant funding from the KFC Foundation, which opens 1st February. Just as before, the grant programme will open for registered charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities with a turnover of less than £300,000. Grants available are between £200 – £2,000.

Paula MacKenzie, Chair of Trustees for the KFC Foundation, said: “The response we received from our first grant call was astonishing. The work of grassroots organisations in providing a positive impact on the lives of young people across local communities has never been more important, especially given the challenges many are facing at the moment. We’re delighted to be able to share these donations to help support the receipients who are working tirelessly to support young people in our restaurants. Since 2015, we’ve paid out over £5 million to charity partners with the help of our fans who have made donations in restaurant, and we’re looking forward to continuing this support with our grant call in February.”

To apply for the second round of grant funding, organisations should submit a 2-minute video about their project when applications open 1stFebruary.

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