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John Lyons Charity

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The John Lyons Charity aims to benefit companies in north-west London, by supporting young people and children with grants. The aim is to improve young people’s life chances through education. They support a wide range of projects, providing opportunities for young people to participate in a wide range of activities.

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The charity operates six grants:

  • The majority of grants awarded are under the Main Grants Fund
  • The Small Grant Fund can be used as a useful introduction to the charity and often grants awarded under this fund can lead to larger grants awarded under the Main Grants Fund
  • Both the Schools in Partnership Fund and School Explorer Fund are open to state schools in the charity’s beneficial area
  • The School Holiday Activity Fund is used to deliver better activities and events for young people during school holidays
  • Bursary Fund supports young people to attend The John Lyon School, Harrow School and selected girls’ schools in the area

Eligible Organisations

  • Charities
  • State schools
  • Independent schools with charitable status
  • Local authorities
  • Exempt charities (i.e. Churches)
  • National organisations with a track record and reputation in the local area

In addition, the project must be aimed towards children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in boroughs in north-west London (Harrow, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Camden).

Suitable Projects

The following costs are suitable for receiving grants:

  • Capital costs (building works, furniture or equipment)
  • Revenue costs (salaries or running costs)
  • Project costs

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Application Process

A proposal letter must first be sent to the Trust. If successful, an application form must then be completed and returned for assessment. There is no online application form, and a proposal letter must be sent to receive this.

Important Dates

For the Main Grants Fund and Schools in Partnership Fund, there are three deadlines throughout the year in September, January and April. Once the proposal letter has been accepted, the organisation will be advised of the exact dates.

In addition, there are no set deadlines for Small Grants or the Access to the Arts Fund.

Funding Range

The maximum School Explorer Fund award is £2,000 but most awards will be under £1,000. The Small Grants Fund’s maximum amount of grant is £5,000. The Main Grants Fund has no upper limit, but the amount you request must be supported with detailed budgets. Schools in the partnership have an upper limit of £50,000 per annum.

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