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£5m Fund from Ministry of Justice for Youth Sports Projects

Sports, Leisure and Tourism

08 November 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding to engage children and young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

The Youth Justice Support Fund is a new grants programme backed by the Sport for Development Coalition which aims to meet the following two goals:

  • Support vulnerable young people, aged 10 to 17, at risk of involvement in crime, anti-social behaviour and serious violence through involvement in local sporting activities.
  • Through capacity building, increase the capability of sport sector delivery organisations to work effectively with their local criminal justice partners, including Youth Justice Services, Police and Police Crime Commissioners (PCC)/Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) structures.

Grants of £20,000 are on offer, though smaller and larger amounts may also be available depending on the project.

Projects should involve sports-based activities to engage vulnerable young people ar risk of offending across England and Wales. This should include:

  • Sports-based mentoring.
  • Personal development.
  • Supporting children to manage conflict.
  • Opportunities to volunteer in sport.
  • Confidence and skills-building.
  • Achieving qualifications.
  • Supporting young people to think critically about their futures.

Constituted voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply, as can educational establishments, local authorities and leisure trusts providing the project is open to local communities and free at point of access.

The deadline to apply is 9am on 5 December 2022.


How To Apply

The deadline to apply is 5 December 2022 (9am).

There will be information sessions on the fund on the following days:

  • 8 November 2022, 4.00 to 5.30pm
  • 9 November 2022, 12.00 to 1.30pm
  • 10 November, 10.30 to 12pm

Guidelines, FAQs and a link to register interest can be found on the StreetGames website.


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