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    Blog:Engaging the family to engage young people

    Guest blog by Julia Mannes and Rachel Lily, Dartington Service Design Lab This year, youth services have faced new challenges in engaging young people, particularly young people at risk of becoming involved in violence. As the Learning Partner for the Youth Endowment Fund’s special COVID-19 Grant round, we’ve had the opportunity to understand more about how organisations – ranging from grassroots charities to Britain’s…
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    News:Flexible approach and partnership working vital to support at-risk children through COVID-19 pandemic, says Youth Endowment Fund guidance

    As England grapples with the impact of a second lockdown, the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) have published clear, practical advice for organisations working with children at risk of involvement in violence.
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    Blog:Shaping the future of the Youth Endowment Fund: Your chance to set our priorities

    Paul Twocock, Director of Change, Youth Endowment Fund Yesterday, we launched our strategy. As Jon’s already said, we can’t achieve our ambitions alone. To put our plan into action, we need your help. We know that over the next decade, there are a lot of areas we need to cover. Now we need to decide…
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    Blog:Our £200 million, 10-year strategy to prevent children becoming involved in violence

    Jon Yates, Executive Director, Youth Endowment Fund Involvement in violence devastates children and young people’s lives. The pandemic risks making this even worse with children missing months of school and struggling to access support from adults that they trust and rely on. Everyone I speak to about this tragedy, has one core message: we need…
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    News:£200 million, 10-year fund to prevent children becoming involved in violence invites you to shape their future

    Today [7 October 2020], the Youth Endowment Fund has launched their call for people and organisations working to keep children safe from violence to help them set their priorities for the next three years.
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    Blog:COVID-19 grant round: How we decided what to fund

    Today we have announced the recipients of our COVID-19 grant round. 130 organisations from across England and Wales have been offered funding totalling £6.5m. The funding will support the delivery of new programmes and activities to help children and young people at-risk of being drawn into violent crime and tackle any problems that emerge during…
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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…