The High Sheriff's Fund supports activities that encourage participation from disadvantaged or disabled children and young people. It has a particular focus on involving teenagers and young adults in positive and challenging activities, away from anti-social behaviour and crime. Grants are awarded to projects seeking to build confidence, self-esteem and a skill base to help with future employment and careers.

In 2015, the High Sheriff Fund supported many different types of projects ranging from working with the police and BME communities; supporting a listening service for teenagers and young adults; and funding outdoor activities for young offenders. It has also supported a weekly activities club for Gloucestershire Allsorts, a charity providing activities for children with disabilities or additional needs. 

“It’s great to find somewhere we feel at home - I couldn’t get my son through the door on the first visit but staff made him feel safe and now he gets up and dressed and ready to leave on club days.” Allsorts Parent.

to find out more about how to apply please refer to the High Sheriff grant programme