£200 million is available to support organisations in England and Wales with interventions aimed at preventing at-risk children aged 10-14 from being drawn into crime and violence.
To be delivered over the next ten years, the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has been launched as part of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy and is being run by the charity Impetus, working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business.
In this initial funding round, two-year grants are available for organisations and community partnerships with a track record of working with young people, to fund and evaluate promising approaches to preventing youth offending that have not yet gathered strong evidence of their impact.
Eligible applicants will:
Interventions will be expected to have a robust and clear theory of change, which explains how they will reduce offending and is informed by the available evidence. YEF will evaluate the effectiveness of funded interventions, with the aim of scaling up those that are shown to work, in order to reach more young people.
The deadline for round one applications is 23 July 2019 (midday).