Championing Young People

The Starr Trust has one main objective - to champion young people and help them achieve their goals.

We are an independent, family run charity, based in the BN post code area of the UK, which supports young people aged 10 –18 to fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education, by giving a helping hand to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it. We provide:

  • financial grants up to £5000 for young people in need living in the BN post code area of the UK (Edward Starr Awards)
  • training and development of skills
  • connections and mentoring

We do this through local fundraising, events, creating local networks of mentors and other interested professionals, providing opportunities for training and skills sharing and connecting communities locally and around the world. We aim to encourage independent thinking, entrepreneurship and a social conscience in young people through all our activities.

We believe in a world in which young people are supported to achieve their fullest potential; where they flourish as individuals whilst making a positive contribution to their community and in turn are recognised for their achievements. We rely on the energy and generosity of all our supporters and guarantee to turn your donation into an amazing opportunity for a local young person.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events and invite you to be part of our community.

To apply for an Edward Starr Award please click here.

To sign up for our newsletter please click here.


Starr Pioneers


  • Starr Pioneers is a unique partnership between a school, a business and a charity run by the Starr Trust. Designed…

    Read More


  • News

    Businesses Support the Starr Trust this Summer

    We have been very fortunate to have had so much support from local businesses recently. 

    Drakes Hotel in Brighton and Bungards Funeral Directors have chosen us as their charity of the year. Richard Whittle, Managing Director of Bungards says…

    Read More

  • News

    Starr Pioneers Update

    So its farewell to CHOCS and hello to Starr Pioneers! Our final CHOCS project came to an end at Varndean with an incredible fundraising total and some wonderful feedback from students.

    “I’ve learned that raising money is not that difficult,…

    Read More

  • News

    Arch To Arc

    On 8th July 2015, a team led by Rob Starr is taking part in The Enduroman Arch to Arc. This is a challenge that connects two of the world’s most beautiful cities by running, swimming and cycling.

    The event starts…

    Read More

  • News

    Insanity – try the new fitness craze everyone’s talking about

    If like many you are looking for a new way to keep fit, then the Starr Trust have an event for you!

    On the 26th July, at Freedom Leisure in Moulsecoomb, Insanity fitness instructors Fran and Tora will be putting…

    Read More

  • News

    July’s 200 Club Winners

    The Starr 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month.

    The winning number this month was 03, winning £67.50.
    The runner up…

    Read More

  • News

    A Modern Day Cinderella Competition

    The Starr Trust recently ran a competition for students who had participated in its Starr Pioneers programme; a unique partnership between schools and businesses designed to help develop Social Entrepreneurship in young people.

    This fun competition was for girls attending…

    Read More