The Capstone Care Leavers Trust (CCLT) awards grants to people aged 17-25 years who have been in Local Authority Care in England or Wales and are in need. The CCLT also offers advice and guidance to young people to help reduce their experience of social exclusion and enhance their life chances.
The Capstone Foster Care group, has historically made donations to charities that work to assist disadvantaged young people to help them get started in adult life. The creation of The Capstone Care Leavers Trust has enabled young people who have been in local authority care to benefit from financial support not available elsewhere.
young people who have been in ‘Care’, either in Local Authority
foster care placements or in children’s homes, are expected to live
independently from as young as 16 years old. They do not have access
to the same financial and family support systems that most young
people experience, when able to continue living in the parental home
as young adults. So many
care leavers begin their adult lives with no family support at all,
no-one to rely on, and minimal financial resources.
we would consider awarding grants for:-
- Further Education courses
- Higher Education courses
- Travel costs to place of study/training
- Driving lessons - subject to meeting criteria
- Practical Driving Test
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It is not however, the intention, or responsibility of the CCLT to replace grants, funding or any other types of financial support and services available to care leavers from statutory, or voluntary organisations. These areas of support must have been thoroughly explored before we are able to consider an application for a grant.
All information that you provide to us will be treated confidentially and will only be shared with third parties relevant to the decision making process. We will monitor outcomes of grants we make, in order to help us evaluate our effectiveness and improve our service for care leavers in the future.