Youth Endowment Fund

Deadline 1st December 2021

Funding is available for organisations in England and Wales to support interventions to prevent children and young people who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this happening.

In the September themed round, grants are available to charities, public services or private sector organisations delivering programmes in England and Wales that help families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6- to 14-year-old children (or children aged up to 18 years old if they’re in the care system), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence. YEF aims to discover which approaches are most effective in providing the support these young people need and is looking to identify around 5-10 programmes to fund and evaluate.

In the September grant round YEF is focusing funding on four main areas:

  • Parenting programmes (including programmes for foster carers or people working with children in residential care), which help parents and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships.
  • Family therapy interventions (including for children in foster care), which offer whole families structured forms of therapy.
  • Programmes to reduce parental conflict, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents or carers.
  • Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to children and adults.

2021 Themed Grant Round – A Supportive Home: Helping families to overcome challenges