A £368m fund, launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has opened for applications.
Youth services in the country’s most underserved areas are being encouraged to apply for a portion of the Youth Investment Fund to improve the health, wellbeing, skills and opportunities of young people by providing new or renewed youth facilities via buildings based in eligible areas. To check eligible wards click here
Registered charities and exempt charities are eligible to apply. Funding should go towards delivering additional positive activities for young people aged 11-18 (up to age 25 for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
The funding forms part of the government’s National Youth Guarantee to ensure every young person will have access to regular out-of-school activities, adventures away from home, and opportunities to volunteer. It is backed by a £560m investment. It is hoped these opportunities will help young people develop the skills they need for life and work, improving their wellbeing and employability.
The scheme will be managed by the Social Investment Business.
To find out more about applying, click here