Children & Young People

£9.5 million raised to support disadvantaged young people

We have successfully raised funds for several children and youth projects.

Our clients and funds raised for them to date include:

  • The Wildlife Trusts (Nature Friendly Schools) - £6.3 million
  • CHEXS - £1,048,557
  • SELFA - £556,062
  • Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice - £525,079
  • FACES - £524,003
  • Families First Bedfordshire - £491,793

Case Study: The Wildlife Trusts

We’ve been working with the Wildlife Trusts since 2013 to help them raise funds to deliver projects which improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing – through engaging in outdoor activity, be it volunteering in conservation activities, going for a country walk or visiting their local park or nature reserve.

In 2019, we helped The Wildlife Trusts secure £6.3 million from the Department for Education and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs through their Nature Friendly Schools Programme. Managed by Natural England, a funding programme was announced where only one consortium would be successful – and we were given just 6 weeks to develop an application.

Working closely with the Wildlife Trusts team, as well as their partners Groundwork, YoungMinds, The Sensory Trust and Field Studies Council, we developed a winning bid. As a result, over four years, children from 500 schools in England’s most deprived areas will be able to access programmes designed to improve their mental wellbeing through greater access to local green spaces and improved school grounds.

Case Study: CHEXS

CHEXS is a Hertfordshire-based charity supporting disadvantaged young people and their families, focusing on Broxbourne.

We were introduced to them by Hertfordshire Mind Network, who we worked with to secure a partnership lottery grant of £499,000 to fund ‘Broxbourne Better Futures’. We were very impressed with CHEXS’ work and the outcomes young people achieve in terms of raised aspirations and improved family relationships.

We were delighted when Pete Maiden, CHEXS’ CEO, asked us to help them raise funds independently of the wider partnership. Over the last five years, we have helped them secure eight further grants which raised a total of £1,048,557 and enabled them to significantly expand their work with parents and disadvantaged young people.

“We were really pleased with the support we got from Capidale, which not only helped us to increase our income, but also enabled us to develop our fundraising skills, which we now use to apply for further funding.”

Pete Maiden, Chief Executive, CHEXS