Youth Social Action Fund

Deadline 28th August

Organisations working with young people in lower socio-economic areas in England can apply for funding through the new Youth Social Action Fund. The Government has made £1 million available to support youth social action opportunities based on results from the Cabinet Office and Ipsos Mori Youth Social Action Survey.

Pears Foundation and UK Community Foundations (UKCF) will match the investment in a national level, £1.26 million fund, jointly run with Pears Foundation to work with young people in more deprived or rural areas

The Cabinet Office and Pears Foundation are particularly interested in receiving applications from organisations to improve the reach and impact of existing programmes that are sustainable and scaleable in the long term e.g. working with volunteers, through partnerships or utilising existing structures and institutions. They would also be interested in bids which wish to pilot, within existing programmes, innovative approaches to addressing issues of need, access or inclusivity, or which embrace cross-sector partnerships e.g. with the health, education or social care sectors. It is the intention that the majority of this funding will run for two financial years with all money to be spent by July 2017.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 28 August 2015.

Details can be found here The National Youth Social Action Fund specification and application form can be found here.

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