Funding for the Prevention of Youth Crime and Violence – 23rd July 2019 (England and Wales)

The first round of a new fund that aims to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending is now open for applications and will close on the 23rd July 2019. Grants of up to £200,000 for up to two years work will be available to support programmes and community partnerships working with children aged 10 – 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. Charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations with experience of working with young people are invited to apply to the Youth Endowment Fund.

The Youth Endowment Fund is a bold new attempt to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending. This open call will fund and evaluate interventions whilst also building up knowledge of what works to prevent young people being drawn into crime and violence. Funded interventions will have demonstrated a clear theory of change which explains how they reduce offending that is informed by the available evidence.

Applications from charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations operating in England and/or Wales are welcomed. Organisations can apply in partnership, with one organisation as the lead applicant.

Applicants need to have experience of working with young people (either directly, or indirectly in a way which improves their outcomes) and if the funding is sought for an existing intervention, it must be used to expand this work.

Up to two years of funding is available; there is no upper limit but applicants must be in a position to use the first £100,000 of funding within the first six months of the grant i.e. October 2019 – March 2020. The funding will cover the costs of delivering the intervention including staff costs.

A series of briefings and webinars have been organised for potential applicants between the 3rd and 12th June 2019.

Useful Links:

FAQs

Guidance Note

https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund

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