Pay It Forward

The Pay It Forward scheme provides grants of between £250 and £1,000 for projects led by young people aged 10 – 16.

Pay It Forward logoPay It Forward means doing something to help somebody else’s wellbeing. HeadStart is giving groups of young people the chance to make this happen. The original idea for the fund came from Kent’s young people.

The Pay It Forward project should aim to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of other people, whether that be where young people live, at school, at a club or at another community organisation.

Young people can apply for a grant with the support of adults in school or in the community. For more information and to apply for a Pay It Forward grant, click here.

Previous projects funded by Pay It Forward include community projects such as Christmas dinners, community ponds, hampers for the elderly and environmental projects. Schools have received funding to develop sensory gardens, safe spaces, transition projects and school clubs.

Pay It Forward promotional poster and application tips

Talents and Interests grant

Up to £500 is available to support a young person to access their hobbies, talents and interests

Click here to find out more