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Youth Investment Fund

The new £40 million Youth Investment Fund is jointly funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Big Lottery Fund, which is administering the programme. The funding is for a time limited period of approximately three years.

The funding is intended to support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) youth organisations so that they can deliver, expand and create high quality local youth provision in targeted communities across six geographical clusters in England.

Based on in-depth analysis and consultation, the following clusters have been selected:

  • London East (Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Havering, Redbridge).
  • Liverpool City Region (Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, Halton).
  • West Midlands Urban (Birmingham, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Stoke on Trent).
  • Tees Valley and Sunderland (Middlesborough, Hartlepool, Redcar, Stockton, Darlington, Sunderland).
  • Eastern Counties (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk).
  • Bristol and Somerset (City of Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset).

There is a total budget of £40 million. It is expected that around 60 to 70 grants will be awarded.

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 per annum are available over three years (£150,000 to £750,000 in total).

The average grant size is expected to be around £500,000.

Small scale capital funding of up to £50,000 is also available to assist with the refurbishment of existing youth facilities, the development of new ones and the purchase of equipment which supports the objectives of this fund


Deadline for applications Nov 11 2016

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