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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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    News:First £17.1m allocated to projects across England and Wales

    The Youth Endowment Fund is pleased to announce our first round of grantees. We've committed £16.2m over the next two years to fund and evaluate 22 projects reaching over 30,000 children across England and Wales.
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    News:Announcing our first grantees and programmes

    Announcing our first grantees and programmes
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    News:Sir Kevan Collins announced as Independent Chair

    Sir Kevan Collins has been appointed chair of the Youth Endowment Fund - the independent body set up by the Home Office to fund and learn from early interventions that keep young people away from crime and violence.
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    News:Youth Endowment Fund joins the What Works Network

    The Youth Endowment Fund has joined the Government's What Works Network, as an affiliate member. It joins the Early Intervention Foundation, the lead What Works Centre responsible for early intervention to improve outcomes for children, and the Education Endowment Foundation, set up by Impetus and the Sutton Trust which seeks to improve educational attainment.