Funding for 10 to 20 organisations in England and Wales for projects that prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence by providing alternatives to arrest, conviction and custody.
The Youth Endowment Fund is currently accepting applications to the first of two £20 million themed grant rounds. The Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System round aims to find out how diversionary programmes can prevent children aged 10-17 years old in England and Wales from becoming violent and keep them out of the criminal justice system.
The funder is keen to learn more about what makes a diversion programme effective in the UK. Most of the evidence currently comes from the United States. More evidence is need on programmes run in the UK.
It is anticipated that between £10 million and £20 million will support 10 to 20 projects that are ready for robust impact evaluation. The amount awarded to each project will depend on the type of programme and the kind of evaluation.
Projects need to:
The deadline for applications is 14 May 2021 (5pm).