Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Fund Grant

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
23rd July 2018
Closing Date:
This programme will be open until 2021
Maximum grant awarded:
£5,000 per organisation, up to a maximum of £15,000 for partnership applications. See the guidelines for full details.

Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. The fund will support projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector. This fund aims to complement Targeted Youth Services (TYS) contracts by filling gaps in services across the city.

Young people’s talents, ideas and priorities will be central to every grant that we make from the fund. But we also want to see a strengthened youth sector, and this fund can support organisational development, pilot projects and new ways of working.

We encourage you to talk to us before applying so that we can support you to join dots, access help and make the strongest possible application. Quartet Community Foundation has contracted Voscur, Bristol’s support organisation for the charity, voluntary and social enterprise sector, to provide bespoke support to organisations wishing to apply to the fund.


This grant programme will:

Please make sure you read the full guidelines (available below) as these set out the things we will prioritise and how to access help with your application.


This grant programme will be open for applications all year but our decision-making panel will meet once per quarter. The next meetings are currently set for 26 November and 5 March. If we receive your application in time (be aware that it normally takes 6-8 weeks to process and assess an application) we will consider your application at the next scheduled panel meeting. If we have been unable to process your application in time, your application will be considered at the following panel meeting. Make sure that you allow enough time for us to assess and discuss your application at a panel meeting when you are planning the start date for your project.