Supporting the Children and Young People sector in Camden

Since our inception in 2017, YCF has provided £3.2m to voluntary and community organisations in Camden to strengthen their work and the brilliant young people they support.

We typically run 5 grants rounds throughout the year, these are:

  • Small & Mighty Fund (February/March) - to support small and micro organisations to access funding opportunities.
  • Heads Up! Mental Health Fund (May/June) - funding projects and staff training that looks at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
  • Summer Opportunities Fund (July/August) - supporting our members to provide fun and enriching activities and opportunities for their young people during the summer holiday.
  • Supplementary Education Fund (September/October) - core cost funding for supplementary schools and out-of-school settings in the borough.
  • Winter Community Fund (November/December) - helping our membership create opportunities for young people during the Winter period.

Please note that the months indicated are indicative. The actual dates of these funds may vary. We aim to deliver all funds around the same time each year to better enable members to plan their fundraising efforts.

If you would like to know more about YCF grants rounds, please email

If you are looking for information regarding the Holidays, Activities, and Food (HAF) Programme, please click here.


  • You must be a YCF member to be apply to apply for funding. To find out more about becoming a YCF member, please click here.
  • CICs which are Limited by Shares are eligible to become YCF members, but may not apply for funding.
  • Organisations not based in the borough may apply for funding, but only for work specifically in Camden and with young people who live or go to school in the borough.
    • Evidence of this will be expected at application stage.
    • Some YCF grants rounds will only be open to members that are based in the borough - please check the guidance page of a specific fund for more information.
  • Organisations with a last reported annual turnover of more than £5,000,000 are not eligible to apply.