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    News:Youth Endowment Fund awards £6.5m to help vulnerable young people through COVID-19

    The Youth Endowment Fund has today announced that it has offered a total of £6.5m to 130 organisations across England and Wales as part of its COVID-19 grant round. The funding will help charities, social enterprises, local authorities and youth organisations to re-connect with young people at-risk of being drawn into violent crime and tackle…
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    Blog:Finding out ‘What Works’ and helping to put it into practice

    I heartily welcome this Final Report of the Youth Violence Commission. The Commission has done an excellent job in understanding and speaking out about the lack of safety that so many of our young people feel each day. For those of us listening regularly to young people affected by the threat of violence it is…
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    Blog:Shining a light on online support for vulnerable young people

    We need to build our knowledge about the potential of digital and virtual support to reach vulnerable children and prevent youth crime.  Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to support for vulnerable young people dramatically reduce. Local authorities, charities, schools and others are all working hard to reach young people and maintain their support. Whilst…
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    News:Youth Endowment Fund commits £6.5m to reach “invisible children”

    The Youth Endowment Fund has today announced that it will commit up to £6.5m in new grants to find the best ways to reach “increasingly invisible” vulnerable young people during the current COVID-19 restrictions. With access to schools restricted and the provision of youth services severely reduced, young people at risk of youth violence have…
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    News:Youth Endowment Fund welcomes Bethia McNeil to Grants and Evaluation Committee

    The Youth Endowment Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Bethia McNeil, Chief Executive at The Centre for Youth Impact, to its Grants and Evaluation Committee. Bethia leads the Centre for Youth Impact, a UK-wide charity that supports youth organisations, funders, commissioners and policy makers with evaluation and quality improvement in youth work and…
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    News:Hamid Patel CBE joins Youth Endowment Fund

    The Youth Endowment Fund is delighted to announce the appointment of Hamid Patel CBE as Chair of its Grants and Evaluation Committee. Hamid Patel is the Chief Executive of Star Academies – the top performing Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in England – and sits on the board of Ofsted. He joins ex Education Endowment Foundation…
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    Blog:We must act now to support our most vulnerable young people

    Jon Yates, Executive Director, Youth Endowment Fund Our new normal feels far from normal. Most of us are struggling in some way. Many of us are parents struggling to balance home-schooling with work. Many of us are freelancers struggling to pay our bills. The best of us are key workers struggling through daily risks to…
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    News:Coronavirus statement: Our support and commitment

    The unprecedented coronavirus outbreak has brought great uncertainty. Many organisations are understandably anxious about the impact on their future funding, delivery and – most importantly – the young people they support. We would like to reassure all our grantees, evaluators and partners that we understand the pressure of these exceptional circumstances. Over the coming days…
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    News:Youth Endowment Fund and Comic Relief join forces to keep children safe from violence

    As more and more young people call for urgent action to address rising knife crime, two of the leading charitable funders have come together to help tackle the problem. The Youth Endowment Fund is partnering with Comic Relief to launch a new £6m joint funding programme to support organisations working to prevent youth offending. Announced during Friday night’s Sport Relief,…
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    News:Rugby League teams join forces to tackle youth crime

    Rugby League’s top teams will be casting aside long-standing rivalries to launch a new joint initiative to reduce youth crime and violence. The Rugby Football League (RFL) has been awarded £660,000 from the Youth Endowment Fund to launch and evaluate Inspiring Futures. This programme will help to prevent young people from getting caught up in…
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    News:Welcoming Jon Yates, our new Executive Director

    The Youth Endowment Fund has appointed Jon Yates as its first Executive Director. He will take up the post in November working alongside the Chair Sir Kevan Collins, as the independent fund works to put prevention at the heart of tackling youth crime. Jon Yates has two decades of experience in the youth and community…
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    News:Roots of Empathy – one of our first grantees

    ‘Might the softness of a baby be the antidote to the sharpness of a knife?’ asks BBC Home Affairs correspondent Mark Easton.
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