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Youth Endowment Fund

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 12:00pm

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has been launched as part of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy. The Home Office has made £200 million available over the next ten years to fund and test interventions aiming to prevent young people from being drawn into crime and violence, to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this. Grants for up to £200,000 per year over 2 years are available

In its initial year, the Youth Endowment Fund will dispense funds in three ways:

  • Running a one-off open call round to fund and evaluate promising approaches to preventing youth offending, which have not yet gathered strong evidence of their impact. In this round, grantees will need to spend £100,000 or more by March 2020.
  • Funding a smaller number of programmes with good evidence of impact and which are ready for large scale evaluation.
  • Supporting two local partnerships in areas with high levels of youth crime to develop a multi-stakeholder response to preventing youth offending; evaluate and learn to inform its approach to place-based work

A series of regional briefings are being held in June 2019 in Cardiff, London and Manchester to help potential applicants with their applications, and a webinar session on 12 June is also available for those who cannot attend a meeting. Registration details can be found on the Social Investment Business website.

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020 3096 7900