Grant Funding for youth groups from the UK Youth Fund

UK Youth Fund


Open for Applications

Grants are available for third sector and statutory organisations in England to deliver extra sessions in youth
clubs and settings for young people or to enhance and expand existing sessions.

UK Youth, a national charity working with a network of local youth clubs and organisations to support young people
across the UK, is administering this Fund with funding being provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and
Sport (DCMS) and the Youth Accelerator Fund.

Objectives of Fund
The aim of the Fund is to provide increased capacity and support for grassroots youth organisations in England, allowing
them to reach more young people.

Value Notes
A total of around £1 million will be awarded in grants.
Grants of between £3,000 and £20,000 are available.
Please note the grant must be spent before 31 March 2020.

Who Can Apply
The following organisations can apply:
• Voluntary and community organisations.
• Registered charities.
• Constituted groups and clubs.
• Not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies.
• Statutory bodies (including town, parish or community councils).

Preference will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of under £1 million.
Organisations must be members of the UK Youth Movement to be eligible. They can sign up for membership free of
charge on the UK Youth website.
Applicants must be able to spend the grant by 31 March 2020.

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Alcohol.
    • Contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest.
    • Political or religious activities.
    • Profit making activities.
    • Fundraising.
    • VAT that can be reclaimed.
    • Statutory activities.
    • Capital works or refurbishment costs.

Eligible Expenditure
The funding is for the delivery of extra sessions or the expansion of existing sessions in youth clubs in England, with the
aim of reaching more young people.
The grant can be used to cover the following costs:
• Equipment.
• One-off events.
• Staff costs.
• Training costs.
• Transport.
• Utilities/core running costs.
• Volunteer expenses.
The grant must be spent before 31 March 2020.

How To Apply
Applications will be accepted from Thursday, 30 January 2020 until 5pm on Tuesday, 11 February 2020.
Applications should be made as soon as possible as the application window may close early depending on the
number of applications received.
Guidance notes and the online application form are available on the UK Youth website.
Successful applicants will receive the funding within two weeks of the closing date.