Youth Futures Foundation – Connected Futures Fund

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The following fund offers grants for local partnerships in the charity, public and private sector to deliver projects which support young people facing disadvantage and barriers to employment in specified regions across England.

Funding is intended to promote collaborative, cross-sectoral working which creates systemic change in the area of youth services. This includes making sure young people have access to:

  • Holistic support that responds to their situation by taking their needs and strengths into account.
  • Aligned services that work together to help them achieve their goals rather than pulling in different directions.
  • Connected services with effective communication and coordination across organisations and sectors so that they do not have to navigate everything for themselves.
  • Consistent support over time.

There is a total funding pot of £6.1 million.

The fund will have two phases:

  • Phase 1 (June 2022 to December 2023) – six to eight grants of up to £125,000 will be made to partnerships exploring problems with employment support for young people experiencing disadvantage and mobilising stakeholders around a shared ambition for change.
  • Phase 2 (January 2024 onwards) – grants of up to £1.5 million will be made to deliver on these ambitions in two to four of the places supported during Phase 1.

Click here for the Youth Futures Foundation website.