These grants are to support children and young people in Salford to develop a hobby, interest, talent or skill where financial circumstances limit opportunities.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are aged between 5 – 25;
  • have been a resident in the City of Salford for more than three years; and
  • are unable to fund the opportunity through any other source.
Agencies and practitioners working with you (for example your teacher, youth worker, mentor, parent or legal guardian) can apply on your behalf.

Priority will be given to applicants under 21.

How much can I apply for?

We will accept applications up to the value of £500. In exceptional circumstances we may consider higher amounts. If your application is successful we will pay for your request rather than release actual monies, i.e. payment would be made directly to the provider of the opportunity or supplier of equipment. Where appropriate this would be paid in installments. 

What type of things will the Trust consider funding?

We will consider requests to fund opportunities that will enable a child or young person to learn and/or develop new skills or take part in a character building experience or activity. Click here to download the Application Pack.

This could be funding for: 

• a piece of equipment;

• an activity

• a training course

We are keen to hear about the impact the opportunity will have on the applicant and what they hope to achieve from it. 

If you wish to apply for a college or apprenticeship kit, please note that the Trust will only consider applications from those who are solely responsible for dependants, or young people who live on their own. If your application relates to resources for college we require you to provide official evidence that you fit this criteria.

Examples of previous types of applications:

Academic or Vocational: apprenticeship toolkits for hair, beauty, plastering and joinery. 

Performing Arts, Music and The Tony Wilson Award: Street Dance qualifications; music, drama and singing tuition; musical instruments and dance clothing. 

Sport: gymnastics, watersports, Thai boxing training, triathlete equipment and diving qualifications.

What can't I apply for?

The Trust is not able to consider requests for:

• Driving lessons and associated items, e.g. insurance and licences

• Membership fees

• Childcare costs

• Course fees for Higher Education and associated general living expenses

• Living expenses

• Remedial intervention, i.e. therapies (speech/language/occupational etc)

• Retrospective funding (something that has already happened)

• Standard school/college/sporting group trips

Residential excursions under normal circumstances will not be considered, however, in cases that are unique to the individual the Trustees will consider how/if they can support the application

The Salford Foundation Trust will not consider opportunities that:

• Have a political or religious focus

• Should be financed by statutory services

• Are for the benefit of a group of people e.g. a school, youth club etc.

If you are unsure whether your application will be eligible please call the Trust on 0161 787 3834 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to apply

There are four funding rounds per year during which you can submit an application.

The round dates for 2017 are:

Round Applications Open Application Deadlines
1 Monday 30th January 2017 Wednesday 8th March 2017
2 Monday 17th April 2017 Wednesday 24th May 2017
3 Monday 10th July 2017 Wednesday 23rd August 2017
4 Monday 18th September 2017 Wednesday 1st November 2017


Click here to download the Application Pack. Please ensure you read the guidance notes at the beginning of the application pack carefully before completing the form. 

To request a paper copy of the application pack, please call 0161 787 3834 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that applications must be returned by post as signatures are required.

Completed applications should be sent to: The Charity Administrator, Salford Foundation Trust, Foundation House, 3 Jo Street, M5 4BD.