Youth Endowment Fund Covid-19 Funding round

The Youth Endowment Fund’s COVID-19 grant round will fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence, and can be delivered whilst adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. 

The fund will be awarding grants totalling c.£6.5m in this funding round and, because of the financial pressure they are under, 50% of the total funding available will be reserved for charities and social enterprises.

The average grant sum awared is expected to be around £50,000.  The minimum grant that organisations can apply for is £25,000.  There is no maximum, however grants awarded will be proportionate to the turnover of the organisation (s) applying.  If organisations apply for a one-year grant, they will not be award a grant larger than 50% of their total income for the previous financial year.

This funding round will focus on funding and evaluating two key areas of work:

1.) Digital/virtual delivery of programmes, specifically:

  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of programmes delivered on a one-to-one basis

  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of group-based programmes

  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of guided self-help or interactive content

2.) Face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines, specifically:

  • Face-to-face activity delivered within schools, including activities to help vulnerable young people return to school

  • Face-to-face delivery of detached youth work

Funding will be prioritised for activities and work which:

  • Can clearly describe why the activities will be effective, especially if activities are being adapted to remote, digital or virtual delivery.

  • Are tailored to young people and involve regular virtual contact with a practitioner (for remote/digital/virtual activities).

  • Have clear strategies for engaging the most at-risk young people and monitoring their engagement.

Further information about the fund and the full application process can be found here


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