New £100K funding programme launched to empower young people to Go Higher

Jun 20, 2018


Go Higher West Yorkshire Grants


We’re excited to announce the launch of a new funding programme designed to help young people build the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into Higher Education.

We are delighted to be working with Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY), a partnership of 12 colleges and universities, to distribute a total of £100,000 to local community groups helping young people aged 13-19 prepare for further learning.


“We are really excited to be involved with this programme and use our expertise and knowledge of the community sector to support the Go Higher team to increase awareness and access to Higher Education and help local young people and their families.”  Pip Goff, LCF Grants and Programmes Director


The programme

The Go Higher West Yorkshire funding programme will provide community projects with grants of up to £15,000 to help increase the number of young people accessing Higher Education in targeted areas across West Yorkshire.

The programme is now open for applications from community projects delivering a range of interactive activities to enable young people to develop their awareness of the benefits of Higher Education as well as building their confidence and resilience to negotiate the challenges of accessing and succeeding in college or university life.

From providing one-off sessions or tutoring  to weekly creative sessions,  residential or ongoing mentoring,   the programme will seek applications from projects delivering activity before the end of December 2018 targeting 27 defined ward areas in Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield which Go Higher West Yorkshire supports.


Become a mentor

As part of the programme, we are also looking for businesses and/or leading business individuals who may be interested in working with community groups to deliver projects that inspire and motivate young people to progress into higher education. Such projects may include running mentoring sessions, giving inspirational talks to students or providing work experience opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about the programme and/or to discuss potential project opportunities, please contact Sam Dowgill  in the LCF grants team on 0113 242 2426 or via email on


To find out more about the Go Higher West Yorkshire grants programme, see our Open Grants page

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