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

When can I apply?
                  Application opening dates          Application closing dates

Round 1       Monday 6th January 2020          Friday 7th February 2020

Round 2      Monday 22nd June 2020            Friday 17th July 2020
Round 3      Monday 21st September 2020     Friday 16th October 2020
Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are aged between 5 – 25 years

  • have been a resident in the City of Salford for more than three years

  • 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.


Please note: 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

What will this opportunity do for you?

When you are putting together your application please ensure you include what the applicant hopes to achieve from the opportunity and what positive impact the opportunity will have on the applicant. 

Examples of previous types of applications include:

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

Performing Arts; Music, Street Dance qualifications; music, drama and singing tuition; musical instruments and dance clothing. 

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


Apprenticeship Kits

If you are applying 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.

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 school, college, university 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

How to apply

Please ensure you read the guidance notes at the beginning of the application pack carefully before completing the form. 

​To request a pack by post, please call 0161 787 3834 or email

Completed applications should be sent using a large first class stamp to:

Trust Project Co-ordinator

The Salford Foundation Trust

Foundation House

3 Jo Street

M5 4BD

Applications can be completed by hand or using a PC, but please note that applications must be sent by post as original referee signatures are required.

We will confirm via email that we have received your application form.

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The Salford Foundation Trust

Foundation House

3 Jo Street


M5 4BD

(Sat Nav postcode M5 4AA)

Registered in England and Wales no: 513092

Registered Charity No: 1105303

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