Small Grants Programme

Theirworld supports a wide range of small grant projects. We know that real change only comes from the passion and talents of people. That is why we work with some of the best charity leaders in the UK - heroes engaging in some of the most innovative work to help children and young adults otherwise at risk.

Our Small Grants Programme is aimed at developing skills, improving health and education and empowering young people. From mentoring programmes to sports provision, children’s cancer care to school-based projects, we can make a little go a very long way for vulnerable children.

Since 2004, we have made small grants totalling nearly one million pounds.  Grants are generally made as single payments between £1,000 and £10,000 and only to registered charities or non-profits. Upon completing the application form in full, the Trustees consider applications. All grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees in line with the registered activities of the charity.

Here are some of the organisations who have received small grants: 

  • The Butterfly Tree to fund the vulnerable girls in Zambia to continue their studies.
  • Happy and Healthy Trust to expand the pilot healthy breakfast campaign for homeless children, particularly ages 3-5, in the UK.
  • Literacy Pirates Ltd to support 240 children in London who are falling behind in school to develop literacy, confidence and perseverance skills.
  • London Reading Centre for the Reading Recovery project for vulnerable primary school children in the UK.
  • Amala (Sky School) for a seven-week summer camp for unaccompanied minors in Greece.
  • Institute of Rural Management to provide education to vulnerable street children in Pakistan.
  • Nyasemi Self Help Group to fund an early child development education project in Kenya.
  • World Bicycle Relief for bicycles for upper primary and secondary students where distance is a barrier to attending school in several countries (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Colombia).

To Apply

All applicants must complete an application form, which should be submitted by 5pm (BST) on 31st March. All applications will be acknowledged. Applications are reviewed annually by Theirworld Trustees and all successful applicants will be notified by email or in writing. Where appropriate, grants for periods of longer than one year will be considered. If awarded a grant, mid-term and final reports are required; report templates will be provided with confirmation of grants awarded. Charities who have received a grant, or have been unsuccessful in their previous application, may not re-apply within 12 months.

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the Charity deems appropriate. The Charity requires the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Charity with his/her consent.

The Charity does NOT fund: 

  • Expeditions
  • Promotion of individual religion or political parties

To apply for a grant please download and fill out the full application form below, and email to [email protected]


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