Youth Endowment Fund COVID-19 Grant

The Youth Endowment Fund opens new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence.

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 average grant will be for £50,000 (from a pot of £6.5m, 50% of which will be for charities and social enterprises).  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 you are applying for a one-year grant, grants no larger than 50% of your total income for the previous financial year, will be awarded.
What activities and work will it fund?
In this grant round, we 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
 Will prioritise funding 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.
Application process: an application can be made by any legally constituted organisation delivering in England and Wales including: charities and social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies e.g councils, schools, health or police forces.
Deadline for applications is: midday on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. For further details, application form and guidelines and support go to: