The Home Office has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Fund will provide a 10-year investment to support interventions steering young people away from becoming involved in violent crime or reoffending. It will also build the evidence base for the most effective interventions for tackling serious violence.
The Youth Endowment Fund will be run by an independent organisation or body, similar to the Education Endowment Foundation.
The successful bidder will need to demonstrate its ability to:
- use sector knowledge and available evidence to identify the best projects to fund
- ensure robust evaluation of the projects, using this evaluation to build a body of evidence on what works in stopping children and young people from becoming involved in crime and violence
- share this evidence and best practice in order that it might inform policy making, academic research and the local commissioning of services
- seek to grow the value of the Fund through attracting further contributions
- administer and manage the Fund as a long-term investment from April 2019
Prospective bidders to run the Fund will need to submit their proposals by 23 January. Full details on the application process are available on the call for proposals webpage.
Prospective bidders to run the Fund will need to submit their proposals by the 23rd January 2019.