Funding for projects that are widely used or promising with the potential to scale.
Our targeted projects funding is for programmes that don’t fit into our themed rounds or place-based funding, but are widely used or promising with the potential to scale. We’ll provide the resources to fund, evaluate and learn from them.
We are only likely to make up to five targeted project grants each year. Applications will be therefore assessed both individually and competitively against other proposals submitted during the same rolling period.
Organisations can apply for targeted projects funding against two strands of activity. Across both strands there is a requirement for organisations to have significant match funding. This can include in-kind contributions or previously secured grant funding, for example, if project staff time is already paid for – by you, a partner or other funder – those staff costs will count as match funding.
We are also open to applications from organisations that have secured all delivery costs and are only seeking YEF support to cover the evaluation. In this instance, all delivery costs will count as match funding.
If you are applying for YEF to cover only the cost of evaluation, we do not need you to know the exact costs for that at this stage, we will help you work that out as part of the next stage of the application process (the co-design phase).
To fund and evaluate popular and commonly used interventions and approaches to better understand their effectiveness. Projects applying under this strand must:
To fund and evaluate promising interventions and approaches that draw on good evidence and have the potential for impact at scale. Projects applying under this strand must:
Due to our approach to evidence and understanding, the application process can take up to six months to complete. If your project is time sensitive (for example, if you’re only applying for evaluation costs for a programme due to begin within the next six months), please email us to arrange a call to discuss your proposal before applying.