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