The Henacre Trust is a small charitable trust working to unlock opportunities for young people.

We support young people from families who struggle to make ends meet. We grant small amounts of money that unlock opportunity, which could include:

  • the cost of a school uniform;
  • the cost of a bus pass to get to college;
  • a train fare to visit a university;
  • the price of a suit or dress for a first job or apprenticeship interview; or
  • the price of certain materials needed to study or work.

We only give grants to young people who live in the Bristol North West parliamentary constituency.

We only make grants to young people living within the following areas:

  • Avonmouth;
  • Brentry;
  • Coombe Dingle;
  • Henbury;
  • Henleaze;
  • Horfield;
  • Kingsweston;
  • Lawrence Weston;
  • Lockleaze;
  • Sea Mills;
  • Shirehampton;
  • Sneyd Park;
  • Southmead;
  • Stoke Bishop;
  • Westbury Park;
  • Westbury-on-Trym.

How to apply for a grant.

We work with community groups across North West Bristol, who will meet with you and check you meet our requirements before giving you the grant. Our current partners include:

  • Ambition Lawrence Weston (covering Avonmouth, Kingsweston, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills and Shirehampton);
  • Southmead Development Trust (covering Brentry, Henbury and Southmead);
  • North Bristol Advice Centre (covering Horfield and Lockleaze); and
  • Trinity-Henleaze URC (covering Henleaze, Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Park, Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop).

You should contact your local community group directly to apply for a grant.

Please note that we are not currently making grants. We have to raise an initial £15,000 of capital before we’re able to start work. Please donate if you’d like to help us get started.