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Empowering young people to fulfil their potential

The KFC Youth Foundation creates opportunities for young people that inspire and empower them to take control of their lives and make positive change for a positive future.

The organisations that we work with across the UK provide safe spaces, help them to unlock talent, build life skills, provide mentoring or improve their chances to gain meaningful employment. We want to fund work that helps young people to create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention.

We know that grant making makes a huge difference to its recipients, but we are also challenging ourselves to become a service delivery partner rather than just a financial partner. It is our ambition to create amazing safe spaces and develop awesome youth workers that allow young people who most need it, to feel safe and secure.

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Funding opportunities

Our Community Grant Programme is currently closed until the Autumn, you can still find loads of information about eligibility, what we will need from you and answers to many of your questions so you can be ready to go by clicking on the "Find out more" button below

Who we're helping

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Go Youth Trust logoGo! Youth Trust is a Falkirk based youth charity that supports young people who are disengaged or marginalised to grow, explore and thrive. They are passionate about providing life changing experiences such as residentials, employability programmes, 1:1 mentoring and universal youth work for young people who would not ordinarily have the means to access these opportunities. They received a £2,000 grant from the Foundation in June 2023 for their On Ye Go! programme. On Ye Go! is a mixture of youth drop-ins and trips throughout the year for 16-25 year olds offering a safe space for young people to try new experiences and gain new skills whilst tackling social isolation. The programme has a proven track record of increasing confidence/resilience, connecting young people to community and leading to positive destinations.

They recently shared a case study with us: 

Josh is a young person who has been attending our KFC Youth Foundation funded youth drop-in for the past 4 months at the Go! Youth Trust here in Falkirk. Josh has caring responsibilities at home helping to look after his younger brother and has struggled to get into training and work after leaving school several years ago. Josh’s social anxiety around meeting others has also been a stumbling block in his progression. 

The Drop-in has allowed Josh to take a break from the home environment and share his love of old Nintendo gaming with like-minded individuals his age in a safe environment each week. He has also managed to access other opportunities at the Go! Youth Trust such as trips, training programmes and an upcoming Residential in the highlands. Josh’s social skills have made a noticeable improvement, and he is more optimistic about his future.A Go youth trust trip for young people

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We make Community Grants of up to £2,500 to grassroots organisations inspiring and empowering young people.


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You can find out more about the Foundation and what it does.



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