John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in North and West London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.

We fund a number of Young Harrow's members to deliver projects in Harrow to support children and young people.

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Supporting the Arts 2024

Supporting the Arts in Harrow Funding Programme wants to empower children and young people not currently involved in performing arts, granting them the voice and influence to shape local arts provision. Thanks to the generous support from John Lyon's Charity and Harrow School, in collaboration with Voluntary Action Harrow (VAH) networks and the Harrow Culture Forum, the vision of this second round of funding is to engage children and young people in Harrow in arts and culture.

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Our Vision and Mission

The Charity’s grant-giving is guided by a set of values and principles that underpin the work that we do.

  • We believe in transforming the lives of children and young people by creating opportunities to learn, grow and develop that would not otherwise exist without our contribution.
  • We will seek to promote and support partnerships and collaboration that can have a sustainable impact on the aspirations of children and young people.
  • We will not shy away from taking informed risks to support projects and organisations that pioneer new initiatives and ideas.
  • We will exercise our role as an independent funder to share the knowledge from our work and seek to influence public policy for the benefit of the voluntary sector to ensure it is valued.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT GIVEN TO YHF MEMBERS

£103,912
Direct Donations
£215,912.50
Total funding unlocked since 2016

JOHN LYON'S CHARITY HAVE SUPPORTED YHF'S FUNDING SINCE 2016

20 September 2017

YHF Small grants 2017

YHF distributed £39,194 through a grants program that funded 16 Charities and delivered services for 1,872 Children and Young People in Harrow.

15 December 2017

2017 CROWD FUNDER PARTNERSHIP

2017 YHF partnered with Harrow Council and Ed and ES Broadcast to support YHF Members match fund great projects on Crowd Funder. JLC funding contribution of £10,000 unlocked £52,000 of funding for YHF Members

13 September 2018

YHF Small grants 2018

YHF distributed £28,876 through a grants program that funded 13 Charities and delivered services for 900 Children and Young People in Harrow.

14 December 2018

2018 THE BIG GIVE

YHF partnered with Harrow Council and ES Broadcast, The Big Give and Childhood Trust to support YHF Members match fund great projects on The Big Give Christmas Challenge. JLC funding contribution of £10,000 unlocked £80,000 of funding for YHF Members

10 April 2019

YHF Small grants 2019

YHF distributed £15,842.50 through a grants program that funded 16 Charities to sup[port with core funding to help improve the support to Children and Young People in Harrow.