Youth Endowment Fund to Launch New £20m Grant Round

Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:04

Youth Endowment Fund to Launch New £20m Grant Round

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has released information about a new grant round, worth up to £20 million, aiming to find out what works to keep children out of the criminal justice system.

The fund will open for applications on 19 April 2021 and will be centred around answering the following question:

  • Which diversion approaches work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds from becoming involved in violence?

The decision to launch the grant round follows a four-month consultation with young people with lived experience of violence and the people working to keep them safe.

Around 10-20 programmes that are ready for robust impact evaluation or could be supported to reach this point within two years will be invested in. The Youth Endowment Fund is looking to spend between £10 million and £20 million, depending on the quality of applications.

They are likely to be interested in funding and evaluating programmes where the evidence of positive impacts on children is promising. This may include activities like:

  • Family counselling
  • Therapy approaches
  • Workshops for the whole family
  • Support programmes for parents
  • Support programmes for foster families and looked-after children

Online workshops are being held on the following days in March for interested organisations to find out more about this funding opportunity:

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 - 10am-11am
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 - 5pm-6pm

To book onto any of the workshops listed above or find out more about this fund, please visit the Youth Endowment Fund website.

Once opened, the fund will close for applications on 14 May 2021.

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