Who We Support
We have been a key supporter of IntoUniversity since 2013, funding them to open learning centres across England. Our grants totalling over £2,600,000 have supported them to work towards their strategic plan to expand into other cities. There are now 22 centres operating across London, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford, Brighton, Leeds and Southampton.
We have supported Onside to open brand new Youth Zones in Wolverhampton, Chorley, Preston and The Wirrall as well as supporting existing Youth Zones in Manchester and Carlisle. We have also provided funding for the first Youth Zone to be built in London, The Future, which is expected to open in 2018.
We have made awards of nearly £4m to Onside to support new and existing Youth Zones.
We started working with City Year UK in 2013 and since then we have awarded them grants totalling over £1.7 m. We support them to work towards the delivery of their strategic plan to expand to five cities by 2020.
Our fist grant to Teach First was in 2012, supporting them to expand into Wales; with our support, they placed their first ever cohort of trainees in Welsh schools in 2013, and are now expanding, recruiting more teachers in Wales. Since then, we have also funded their work in the North East and East of England, as well as isolated, coastal and market towns across England And Wales.
In May 2014, we made an award over three years to Frontline to support a comprehensive evaluation of this new programme. The first cohort of Frontline participants were evaluated in 2015/16 and the second in 2016/17. We have since awarded further funds for the Frontline programme, totalling £750,000.
Teenage Cancer Trust
We have been a key supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust since 2013 when we helped fund two annual weekend residentials for young people (‘Find Your Sense of Tumour’). Our funding continues to support ‘Find Your Sense of Tumour’ for both over 18s, and under 18s, plus one-day sessions throughout the year. We have also provided funding for a handbook ‘Honest Answers and Sound Advice: A Young Person’s Guide to Cancer’.
Funded by The Queen’s Trust, The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, a national centre for excellence for children, will open in Autumn 2018.
We have also supported Coram with funding for the HALO programme, which provides opportunities for young people to help other young people by enabling them to access and to build capacity for help, advice and opportunity in legal areas of work.
WE (Free The Children UK)
Since 2012, The Queen’s Trust has helped to expand the WE Schools programme in the UK, encouraging and supporting more young people to help others in communities across the UK. The We Schools programme inspires young people to identify and explore the local and global issues they care about, supporting them with tools to take action. Offered in over 3,000 schools in the UK, The Queen’s Trust hopes to help double the number of schools by 2019.
The Prince’s Trust
As Founding Parton of The Prince’s Trust, we have long supported their work. Our latest grant supports the Prince’s Trust work in Wales to help thousands more young people.
The Royal Commonwealth Society
We awarded £30,000 to the Royal Commonwealth Society to support the Royal Commonwealth Service in March 2017.
In October 2013, we gave a grant of £399,833 to fund the development of a new resource and online community for young carers called Babble (babble.carers.org) and to help schools to identify and support young carers.
In December 2014, we awarded a further £261,462 to continue the work with schools, further promote Babble and fund other media and communications resources.
Babble launched in January 2015
Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award
Our 2014 grant has supported The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, over three years, to increase the numbers of participants in Yorkshire and the North East of England.
In December 2013, we gave a grant of £1,000,000 over three years to Camfed for the “Learner Guide” programme in Tanzania and Ghana. This programme has trained Camfed alumnae to be Learner Guides for 15-19 year-old school students. The Learner Guides act as peer mentors to the students, to help improve school attendance and deliver a curriculum over a 12-18 month period in school aimed at boosting children’s aptitude for learning and their employment prospects. This programme has deployed 843 young women volunteers reaching over 31,000 school children.