What do we do?

Our regular grants have now closed.

The Dream Bigger Grants deadline is 19 March 2021.

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Many young people have a plan to get into the world of work and can afford to pay for the equipment, training qualifications or support it takes to get there.

But what about those that can’t?

Our founder, youth and community worker Matt Kendall, died from cancer aged just 35. Knowing he didn’t have long, he set up the Foundation to carry on his work with young people in Birmingham to help them realise their potential. The idea has always been to support young people who face particular financial disadvantage and to help them to achieve their goals whether that is to get into training, employment or education. .

Fundraise for us

When you fundraise for the Matt Kendall Foundation you help us support young people in Birmingham to achieve their ambitions. From bike rides to bake sales, 2.6 challenges and marathons to helping out at our annual Shakedown Festival, there’s a fundraising idea for you!

Our Impact


The amount we've given out in grants to date

Dream Bigger Grants – open for applications



The number of young people we have supported to date

The Matt Kendall Foundation is closing



Our standard grant

Five years of making a difference


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