We’re here to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence.
We do this by finding out what works and building a movement to put this knowledge into practice.
FIND OUT WHAT WORKS
Youth Endowment Fund Toolkit
We’ve developed the YEF Toolkit as a free online resource to help you put evidence of what works to prevent serious violence into action.
Find out what works for your area of work, and how we can collaboratively help make a positive change to the lives of young people at risk of violence.
Our latest research reports
Find out what works through evaluation and guidance reports
Race Equity ProgressIn October 2022, we published our race equity goals and objectives. These provide us with clear and actionable targets to work towards and mean that we can be held accountable for our actions, internally and externally. Our Race Equity Progress Report outlines our advancement towards these published goals over the past year. It describes what…
Systems GuidanceThe Youth Endowment Fund exists to prevent children from becoming involved in violence. One of the ways we seek to achieve this mission is improving support for children when they are arrested. This includes diverting them from formal youth justice processes like appearing at court. This is a critical moment where effective support can change…
ResearchThis is the YEF’s second annual Children, Violence and Vulnerability report (see the 2022 version). It includes survey responses from over 7,500 teenage children aged 13-17 in England and Wales about their experiences in the past 12-months. This builds on last year’s survey of 2,000 children. We’ve used the same online panel provider (Walr) that…
We fund work in England and Wales that aims to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence – especially those aged between 10 and 14-years old.
Every programme and activity we fund, we’ll evaluate. We do this because we want to learn what works, for whom and why.
Funding good work
We fund work in England and Wales that aims to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence.
Finding what works
We evaluate every programme and activity that we fund. Our aim is to find out what works, for whom and why.
Working for change
To make a lasting difference we’ll build a movement of people and organisations passionate about making sure that young people get the very best support possible.
Youth Advisory Board
We’re giving young people a stake in our decision making and a voice on the issues that matter to them.
We can only achieve by putting young people at the heart of our work. That’s why we’ve set-up a Youth Advisory Board.
Latest from YEF
What’s new at YEF
BlogAt the Peer Action Collective we have learned a lot about the impact that youth violence can have on young people’s health and wellbeing. Research conducted in 2022 by Peer Researchers found that mental health was a priority for young people across England and Wales. From being hypervigilant in areas where young people feel unsafe,…
NewsThe Youth Endowment Fund is delighted to welcome Ciaran Thapar as its new Director of Public Affairs and Communications.
Blog:Race Equity at the Youth Endowment Fund: Reflections from our Race Equity Diversity and Inclusion groupIn October 2022, we published our race equity action plan. A year on, we’re pleased to share our first progress report.
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