Corra Foundation announces £1m Henry Duncan Grants to support children and young people experiencing inequality

Corra’s Henry Duncan Grants are open to organisations supporting children and young people (aged 6-26 years) experiencing inequality. Grassroots organisations with an annual income of £500,000 or less can apply for up to £8,000 a year for up to five years.  

This year Corra is working alongside children and young people to support the design and decision-making processes for Henry Duncan Grants. The theme for this year was developed with children and young people, and two key priority areas were identified: 

  • Organisations that are supporting children and young people to shape their own lives.   
  • Organisations that are supporting children and young people to develop skills for the future.  

Carolyn Sawers, Corra Acting CEO said:

“Our strategy is all about listening to people’s voices, shifting power and getting alongside people to create change. This means grant making needs to be shaped by the people it exists to serve.

We’re enormously grateful to the children and young people who helped us design this year’s Henry Duncan Grants, and to those who will participate in making the funding decisions.

One of the things we’ll be looking for is organisations that engage children and young people in their own design and decision-making processes.”

Corra welcomes applications from organisations working to:  

  • Provide advice and advocacy services that are person-centred and led by the child/children or young person/people.  
  • Support safe spaces for children and young people to connect with each other and access support.  

 At least £300,000 (approximately 30%) of the fund budget will support organisations that are led by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities. This reflects the historic inequity of funding and Corra’s proactive focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

Corra will be holding information sessions for organisations interested in applying to Henry Duncan Grants as well as opportunities to discuss ideas with a Grants Advisor. To find out more, including how to sign up please visit the Corra Foundation website 



Notes to editor: 

  1. Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives.In 2020 Corra launched a ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a different on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen. You can read the full strategy here:
  2. Henry Duncan Grants focuses on a different theme each year (details available here 
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