The Youth Futures Foundation has significantly increased funding available for development and impact grants. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. They are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.
This is a rolling grants programme, and two types of grants are available:
- Development Grants - £30,000 - £100,000 per annum for delivery and development, for up to 2 years supporting over 50 young people per year.
- Impact Grants - circa £100,000 - £800,000 per annum for delivery + an independent evaluation paid for separately by Youth Futures, for up to 5 years, supporting over 150 young people per year.
Successful applicants for Development and Impact funding will receive funding for a 6-12 month period of planning and set up from September 2020 onwards (depending on when they apply), during which time no direct delivery to young people will be required. This will be followed by funding for a delivery phase from January 2021 onwards, by which time it is hoped that face to face work will be possible again.
Eligibilty includes not-for-profit voluntary or community-sector organisations, or statutory organisations applying individually or as a lead organisation on behalf of a partnership or consortia, which:
- have been operating for at least 3 years – with a track record of working with young people who are, or are at risk of, becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and face barriers to finding and keeping decent jobs
- offer an existing or new solution to youth unemployment
- have clearly outlined planned activities, which link to getting young people into work
- are committed to an independent evaluation
- have an annual turnover of over £100,000
- are not at risk of financial crisis.
Please check full guidelines and details of how to apply on the Youth Futures Foundation website.