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…

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  • News

    Thank you to Malpass Meat

    Thank you to Malpass Meat for donating a fabulous prize of meat for our raffle held at The Exchange and the Three Graces pubs this summer, which raised £33 to help local young people!

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  • News

    Santander Champions Local Youngsters

    The Starr Trust would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Santander in George Street who have donated £398!

    Graham from the Starr Trust said “Staff at the branch came up with lots of ideas to help raise money,…

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    Thank you Waitrose!

    We were delighted to receive £300 from Hove’s Waitrose store this July. 

    Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that their customers choose, and the Starr Trust were one of…

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    Implant Centre donate £3000!

    The Implant Centre in Hove have supported us for many years with donations and prizes for our raffles and auctions.

    We are thrilled that they have donated £3000 to the Starr Trust this summer, and will be sponsoring a…

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  • News

    Donate leftover holiday coins to help the Starr Trust!

    If you find that you have pockets of foreign coins when you return from your holiday abroad, you can put them to good use!

    Lloyds Bank in Church Road, Hove are collecting these coins to pass onto the Trust.

    Rosie…

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    Volunteers Needed

    The Starr Trust is looking for volunteers, particularly photographers and videographers who are happy to use their own cameras and someone to manage and sign up members of the public for its monthly lottery.

    If you have some time on…

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