Aspirations are a charitable trust encouraging ambition, support, opportunities and achievement to the young people of Southend.
What is it we do?
We award grants to young people between the ages of 13-19 in order to help give you a kick start in achieving their full potential. We will support and provide you with the opportunity to make your ambition, project or activity achievable and successful.
What can we do for you?
Here at Aspirations we encourage you to achieve your desired ambition however, big or small. We want to give you a helping hand with your desired ambition whether it be specifically for you, your friends or your community.
What sort of project can I apply for?
Why not check out some of our case studies below.
What do you have to do?
All you have to do is complete our application form online. We will then contact you and ask you to come in for an Aspirations panel day where you will have the chance to tell us about your application.
How much can you apply for?
No amount is too small. You can apply for any amount from £10.00 - £500.00, however Aspirations do not give money directly to applicants.
Not all applications will be successful but if you can show that you meet the Aspirations criteria when applying then you are much more likely to be awarded funding.
The Adventure Island 40k giveaway
Aspirations was chosen as one of the first eight charities to participate in the 40k giveaway. Each charity could win from £250 up tp £3,000 depending on their position in which the public choose to put them.
Two of Aspirations successful applicants kindly spoke about how the charity has helped them this year as part the Aspirations charity speech.
We came in at 7th place
A big thank you to everyone that chose Aspirations. We came 7th place out of the 8 charities, which is still a great success to us! Aspirations were funded £500 which will go towards helping a young person make their ambition a reality. We would also like to thank Adventure Island for selecting us to participate in the 40K giveaway.
Congratulations to our Bake Off winners
Our bake off winners are Dylan Barton , Harry Rolfe, and Alex Davey.
They baked a delicious chocolate velvet cake with cream cheese filling that was delicious. The detail on the cake to commemorate the Queen's birthday was amazing. The icing was made to look like a table cloth and the most intricate little cups and saucers, plates and sandwiches, decorated the top of the cake. They served us tea and cake most professionally.
All three boys attend Shoebury High School. They are 3 lovely young boys who we wish a happy and successful future (maybe becoming top chefs). Their prize was a £25.00 Amazon voucher each, which I am sure they will enjoy spending.
Well done boys.
Our latest testimonial
"Having a laptop has made life easier for me as it is a simple way to do work on the go and at home. Without funding from the charity, Aspirations, I would still have to go to local libraries and school libraries with outdated or broken computers at times that were inconvenient to me."
READ OUR CASE STUDIES
If you think Aspirations could help you kick start your ambition or help with an activity or project you have in mind, click below to be directed to the Aspirations application page for more information and to see if you could get funded today.