Youth charities in England offered share of £1.4m fund

Youth charities can apply for up to £50,000 from a £1.4m fund to help them reopen and bring their services back to pre-pandemic levels. 

The funding is being provided by the Julia & Hans Rausing Trust in partnership with UK Youth.

The fund aims to ensure that grassroots youth organisations that have suffered due to the pandemic have the resources required to reopen.

It also aims to help charities bring their service delivery back to levels seen before the pandemic and ensure they have the financial means to weather any future disruption.

Organisations with annual incomes of less than £250,000 that are based and work in England will be eligible to apply for up to £50,000.

Grants are available to charities that operate from a consistent space or venue where young people can meet regularly and participate in ongoing youth work activities.

Organisations must run services benefitting children and young people and deliver youth work through a range of services or activities. They must also have been operational for at least two years to be eligible. 

Julia and Hans Rausing said in a joint statement: “Young people have been some of the most impacted by the pandemic and so it is crucial to help those charitable organisations that are there to provide a vital lifeline to young people. 

“Together with UK Youth, we hope to be able to make sure that small, local organisations can continue to provide services for young people after an incredibly difficult year.”

The application process will be open until midnight on 18 July.

For more information and to apply click here

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