The Yolanda Moore Foundation

The Yolanda Moore Foundation supports ambitious, disadvantaged young people, aged 15-24, living in London, Dorset or Hampshire, with funding, mentoring and practical help. We are dedicated to helping young people achieve things that will make a difference not only to them, but to others as well. Have you come up against a barrier in your studies or moving your career forward?

We can help, but, we aren’t about subsistence or living expenses. there are many other wonderful charities who can provide help with this. We’re about helping you DO the things that will get you moving onward and upward.

Is there a conference you’d like to go on, but can’t afford the fees? Is there some equipment you need that will help you move forward in your studies, but you simply don’t have the funds? We can help!

Maybe you have an interview for your dream job – the job that will get you on that career ladder – and you need help with funding to get the kit to make you look as professional as possible – a suit perhaps? A way to display your portfolio that you just can’t afford? We can help!

Maybe you’ve been offered a wonderful opportunity to do work experience but you can’t afford the accommodation whilst you are there? We can help!

Would getting some coaching from an expert, in the field you want to get into, make a real difference to you being able to shine in your chosen career? We can help!

Yolanda herself got to do some amazing things that helped her decide to study Educational Psychology. She was a wonderful teacher (of children in particular) and that was in no small way due to the opportunities she got to work with children and young people. She travelled to work with children in Italy and New Zealand. She worked with disabled children locally and ran leadership and development workshops in London.

But she also had wonderful support from friends and experts in their fields. Working with a Business Psychologist she gained a deeper understanding of motivation and how people learn. Work experience opportunities in hospitality, IT and retail taught her to work with a variety of people from all walks of life. Mentors helped her think problems through and work out creative solutions to them.

TYMF want to give young people these opportunities too - things that can be seen as "extra" but will make all the difference to you. 


Last updated on 30 July 2020

Who is eligible?

  • Young people aged 15 – 24

  • Live in London, Dorset, Hampshire

  • Facing financial or practical difficulties pursuing your ambitions (vocational or educational)

  • Facing financial or practical difficulties supporting others through charitable work or volunteering

We only cover costs as relevant to personal development, at the discretion of the application board. We do not help with subsistence or living expenses, there are many other wonderful charities who can provide help with this. We’re about helping you DO the things that will get you moving onward and upward.

How to apply?

Applications can be made by the individual in need or a family member.

Grants are given directly to the individual.

What we need from you

  • A completed Application Form

  • A  reference letter/email from a current tutor, employer or course administrator

  • A completed Equal Opportunities form

  • Supplementary evidence (we only ask for this in some cases once you have submitted your application)

  • An Impact Statement (how our funding helped you!)

Application and Equal Opportunities forms are available on the Yolanda Moore Foundation website. Once you have completed the above, please return the application form and equal opportunities form to:  There are application guidelines on the website. If you have any questions, please get in touch, we're always happy to help.

Application process

Applications are looked at as soon as they are received. They take 4-8 weeks to process. The charity replies to all applicants, whether or not it can help.

Other information

Please note: the maximum grant available per individual per year is £1000. 

We recommend that you clearly outline exactly what the money is for (be specific - £x for a laptop, £x for a new suit, £x for rental costs for a volunteering project).

We are more likely to consider your application if you highlight why this funding will benefit your future and how it will enable you to help others.

Contact details

The Yolanda Moore Foundation
19 DeRedvers Road, Lower Parkstone
BH14 8TS

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