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 Hove in 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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    We announce our new Champions

    Five local youngsters have been given the opportunity to help them achieve their goals with the help of the Starr Trust.


    One of the Edward Starr Champions is Samantha (pictured), an extremely talented and dedicated classical…

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    Winner of the Starr Trust Easter Drawing Competition is announced!

    Visitors to Washbrook Farm were invited to take part in an Easter drawing competition to raise money to help local young people.

    The competition, run by the Starr Trust was won by 9 year old Jack Tollerfield from Brighton and…

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    Thank you to our Brighton Marathon Runners!

    Huge thanks to our runners Grace Couchman (pictured), Danny Welling and Neil Barrett for getting sponsored to take part in the Brighton Marathon on 6 April 2014.

    Grace says; “For me the day was great, the atmosphere was fantastic and…

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    April’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 48, winning £67.50.
    The runner up…

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    Drakes Hotel Choose The Starr Trust As Their Charity Of Choice

    We are delighted to have been chosen by the Brighton boutique hotel Drakes as their charity of choice to support us throughout 2014!

    A spokesperson for Drakes Hotel said “We have elected to support The Starr Trust this year as…

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    CHOCS is Changing!

    CHOCS is changing! We’re excited to share the new name for our education programme teaching social entrepreneurship and employability skills to young people - Starr Pioneers.

    When we changed our focus in 2013 from “helping children smile” to “championing…

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