The Alec Dickson Trust

The Alec Dickson Trust supports young people in the UK who want to use youth volunteering or community service to do brilliant things in their communities in the UK.

We think that young people are amazing and that they have the potential to make the world a better place through volunteering. So, we provide grants of up to £500 to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that benefit the lives of others – particularly the most marginalised and disadvantaged.

Please note: We do not fund overseas trips or gap year projects. We don’t normally fund uniforms, equipment or training for personal benefit (e.g. university course fees, laptop for an individual) or direct expenditure for a fundraising event (such as venue hire).

See the Alec Dickson Trust website for more information.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

The Alec Dickson Trust gives grants to people who are under 30 years of age who are involved in in youth volunteering or community service projects in the UK.

Please note: This charity does not fund overseas volunteering or personal expenses/education opportunities outside the UK.

See the Alec Dickson Trust website for more information.

How to apply?

On application form available from the charity contact address or on the Alec Dickson website

You can submit your application at any time. We only accept online applications and do not consider paper applications.

Read the Alec Dickson Trust FAQs before applying.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within five working days.

Please note the Alec Dickson Trust meets quarterly to review applications, which may result in a wait to find out whether your application has been successful.

Once funding is agreed, it may take 4-12 weeks for applicants to receive their funding. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to consider "urgent" or short notice applications. We advise all applicants to submit their funding request with plenty of lead in time.

Other information

The Alec Dickson Trust trustees are aged 30 or under and a commitment to voluntary or community service.

Contact details

The Levy Centre, 18-24 Lower Clapton Road
E5 0PD

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