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Young People Funding

The Dickie Bird Foundation The foundation was established 2004 with the aim of helping financially disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age to participate in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances. Grants are for individuals who are under 18 years of age at the time of making the application.

The Jack Petchey Foundation The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25 years. Their Achievement Award scheme is a scheme run through clubs, schools and community projects, and enables those organisations to recognise the effort, endeavour and achievement of their young people Once enrolled on the scheme the school/club etc selects ONE young person to receive an Achievement Award each month. The school/club receives a cheque on behalf of the month’s winner to be spent on a project of the recipient’s choice. The catchment area for awards is the London Boroughs and West Essex. In addition to Achievement Awards the Foundation gives Project Grants and Leaders Awards.

For details on further funding for individuals or projects in Kent visit

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