First Grants Round
(Now closed)

The Youth Endowment Fund launched its first open call grants round in May 2019, to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.


The fund’s first open call has now closed however our detailed application guidance and webinar are still available. You can also see our eligibility criteria for this round below.

We welcome applications from charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations.


Eligible applicants will:


  • primarily target young people aged 10-14 years old
  • be operating in England and/or Wales
  • be working to prevent young people’s involvement in crime and violence, or the risk factors associated with these outcomes
  • have a clear theory of change which explains how their intervention achieves this outcome
  • be willing to be independently evaluated
  • be willing to share learning to benefit others in the sector
  • be planning to deliver their intervention for at least 12 months- applications can be for up to two years of funding
  • have the capacity to absorb the funding quickly – there is no upper limit however applicants must be in a position to use the first £100,000 of funding within the first six months of the grant (October 2019 – March 2020)
  • have experience of working with young people (either directly, or indirectly in a way which improves their outcomes)

We have now announced 23 recipients of our first grants round.


Download a full list of recipients

Watch our webinar for answers to frequently asked questions about applying to the first open call round.


Read our detailed application guidance for the first open call round.

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