Join the YEF Youth Advisory Board
We’re looking to select 20 young people, from a range of local areas, backgrounds and life experiences, to join the YEF Advisory Board. You need to be aged 16-25 years and live in England or Wales.


What to expect

Between May 2021 and May 2022, members of the YEF Youth Advisory Board will:

  • Take part in Advisory Board sessions: You will take part in roughly one session each month. These may be with the whole Board or with smaller teams to work on particular projects. The sessions will be interactive, and will give everyone a chance to share their views and ideas. Each session will be 2-3 hours in length, depending on the content. Most of the sessions will take place online. We will offer support if you need help joining an online meeting.


  • Take part in skills training: Youth Advisory Board members will be given practical training to build key skills such as public-speaking, facilitation and chairing, interviewing and research techniques. As a Board, you will have the chance to choose from a ‘menu’ of training opportunities and tell us what matters most to you.


  • Present back insights and ideas to the Youth Endowment Fund: As a Board, will have the opportunity to develop a final presentation to share your achievements, learning, and your recommendations for the future. You will have the opportunity to present this to key professionals at the Youth Endowment Fund towards the end of the year.


  • Help to shape the way YEF works in the future: We’ll bring together YEF staff from across departments to hear from the Youth Advisory Board and your recommendations will influence the way YEF works in the future.


Interested? Apply here!

All applicants should complete the application form to provide your key information (e.g. address, date of birth, contact details and diversity information)

As a part of this form, you will be asked to choose how you want to apply. There are 4 options and you can choose what suits you best:

  • In writing: To apply in writing, you can complete written answers using the application form mentioned above.
  • Video: To apply with a video, you can create a short video (no more than 3 mins) to tell us who you are, why you want to join the Board and what you hope to bring to it. Please email your video file with your name in the title to (you can use We Transfer if the file is too big to email).
  • Imagery: To apply with imagery, you can create a collage or piece of artwork to tell us who you are, why you want to join the Board and what you hope to bring to it. Please email your image file with your name in the title to (you can use WeTransfer if the file is too big to email).
  • Phone: To apply by phone, you can select this option in the online form and we will contact you to arrange a time to gather your answers by phone.


The deadline for applications is Friday 26 March 2021. Please fill in the application form and email any additional files to by this date. If you have any question or would like any support with the application form, you can get in touch with Nadine by email or by phone on 07496561397.

What happens next? 

On Wednesday 10 March at 5pm – 6.30pm, we are holding a virtual Taster Day for young people who are interested in applying. This will be a chance to find out more about the project, ask any questions you may have, and meet some of the project team. To book a place, please go to

Once we receive your application , we will carry out telephone interviews with a shortlist of applicants. All applicants will be informed by April 16th whether they have been selected for an interview.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions here. If your question isn’t answered, please feel free to get in touch by emailing

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Remember: please email your completed application form and any supporting files to

Good luck with your application!

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