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31May

Home Office’s Youth Endowment Fund Opens to Applications

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To be delivered over the next ten years, the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has been launched as part of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy and is being run by the charity Impetus, working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business.

In this initial funding round, two-year grants are available for organisations and community partnerships with a track record of working with young people, to fund and evaluate promising approaches to preventing youth offending that have not yet gathered strong evidence of their impact.

Eligible applicants will:

  • Primarily target young people aged 10-14 years old.

  • Be operating in England and/or Wales.

  • Be working to prevent young people’s involvement in crime and violence, or the risk factors associated with these outcomes.

  • Be willing to be independently evaluated.

  • Be willing to share learning to benefit others in the sector.

  • Be planning to deliver their intervention for at least 12 months.

  • Have the capacity to absorb the funding quickly. In this round, grantees will need to spend £100,000 or more by March 2020.

Interventions will be expected to have a robust and clear theory of change, which explains how they will reduce offending and is informed by the available evidence. YEF will evaluate the effectiveness of funded interventions, with the aim of scaling up those that are shown to work, in order to reach more young people.

The deadline for round one applications is 23 July 2019 (midday).

How To Apply

The deadline for applications to the YEF round one (Preventing youth crime and violence) open call is 23 July 2019 (midday).

Full application guidance is available on the Social Investment Business website. Applications should be submitted via the SIB online application portal.

All applications will go through an initial sifting process to establish which proposals will be taken forward for full review. Shortlisted applicants will be aided with the development of an initial evaluation plan and the finalising of their proposals before presenting them to the YEF Grants Committee in late September 2019.

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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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Youth Endowment Fund Grants Team
    Social Investment Business
    CAN Mezzanine, Borough
    7 - 14 Great Dover Street
    London
    SE1 4YR
    Tel: 020 3096 7900
    Email: [email protected]

  2. Youth Endowment Fund Enquiries
    Impetus Private Equity Foundation
    Floor 4
    Evergreen House North
    160 Grafton Place
    London
    NW1 2DX
    Tel: 020 3474 1032 / 07718 976 065
    Email: [email protected]

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