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Youth Endowment Fund (COVID-19 grant round)

Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to schools restricted and the provision of youth services dramatically reduced. The result is that some of our most vulnerable young people have both lost the support they relied on and become increasingly invisible.

Many organisations who are passionate about young people are working hard to find creative ways to address this at a time when their own financial security hangs in the balance.  Whilst some continue with their face-to-face work, an increasing number of organisations are turning to digital and virtual activities to deliver their support.

Our dual aims with this grant round are to help reach and support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence, and to learn the best ways to provide support under social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines.

Applications are accepted from any legally constituted organisation delivering in England and Wales, including charities and social enterprises; for-profit companies; and public sector agencies, such as councils, schools, health, or police forces.

Half of the total funding will be reserved for charities and social enterprises, with grants of a minimum of £25,000 available for activities in the following two key areas:

  • 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.
  • Face-to-face activity that can be delivered while 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.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the final deadline of 3rd June 2020 (midday).

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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