Talents and Interests

The Talents and Interests grant scheme is designed to support young people aged 10 – 16 identified by their schools and communities.

A young man playing electric guitar in his bedroomA trusted adult from the school and/or community can apply for a grant on the young person’s behalf following a resilience conversation in order to access hobbies such as sports, the arts, or music.

You can apply for £50 to £500 per grant.

To apply for this grant the young person must live or go to school in the following districts: Swale, Gravesham, Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling and Dover.

Taking part in a talent or interest can:

  • give a young person a sense of identity and belonging
  • improve their mood
  • lead to other opportunities
  • give young people enjoyment and a reason to feel good about themselves.

For more information and to apply for a Talents and Interests grant, please click here.

Pay It Forward grants

Up to £1000 is available for young people led projects designed to support other people's wellbeing

Click here to find out more