The Trust was created in 1937 by Frank Buttle, a social visionary who founded the National Adoption Society during World War I, at a time when baby farming or abandonment was the usual solution to the problem of unwanted or illegitimate children.
Objectives of Fund
The Young People Programme aims to enable vulnerable young people to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals.
The maximum grant allocation is £2,000 per case.
Who Can Apply
Support is available to the following young people who are:
Age 16 to 20 years.
Estranged or orphaned and living outside the family home, receiving little or no financial or emotional support from family members.
In financial hardship.
Committed to pursuing a defined goal in relation to education, training or employment. This criteria may be waived if the young person has been a victim of domestic abuse and lives or lived in London.
Working closely with support services.
Normally resident in the UK with the intention to remain in the country long term.
The application must be completed by a lead professional in collaboration with the young person.
United Kingdom. No restrictions on nationality but must reside in the UK.
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must have a clear education, training or employment goal that they are pursuing or intend to pursue within three months of their application.
Funding is not available for the following:
The package of support will particularly focus on the following three key areas of need:
Support in accessing education, employment and training.
Safe and comfortable accommodation.
Maintaining positive emotional and physical wellbeing.
Some of the things that Buttle UK will consider supporting include, but are not limited to, a computer for their studies, travel costs to get to college, equipment to take up a training opportunity or interview clothes.
Part of the package of support can also include funding toward establishing a comfortable home environment and funding to access interests or activities that help promote a young person’s wellbeing. This could include, but again is not limited to, basic furnishings such as a bed, cooker, fridge or pots and pans, and access to positive recreational or social activities, sports or gym membership or counselling.
How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Application forms are available online from the Buttle UK website.
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
15 Greycoat Place
Tel: 020 7828 7311
Email: [email protected]