Local youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations can apply for funding through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain viable.
Local groups can apply for grants of up to £250,000 and national umbrella groups £2 million. The funding is made available through the UK governments Youth Covid-19 Support Fund and will cover essential business expenditure, such as:
- Utility costs
- Facility or equipment hire
- Core staffing costs (including casual workers) that cannot be met elsewhere by other government funds (e.g., Furlough)
- Equipment (which is not capitalised) to ensure compliance with public health requirements.
- Supporting the retention of specialist skills and expertise.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 12th February 2021.