The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will make £500 million available over the next five years to support young people into work and build new youth centres across the UK. The Government expects that at least 800,000 young people will benefit from new or upgraded youth facilities as a result. Half of the £500 million will be used to fund new youth centres, refurbish existing facilities and create more mobile clubs. The remainder will be invested in a range of activities that teach important life skills, such as digital skills, culture, sport and social action as well as investment in the youth work profession so young people have a trusted person they can turn to. The location of the youth centres will be determined through a process run by DCMS. The fund is expected to attract match funding from private, local authority and civil society sources in the range of hundreds of millions.
Activation of the fund is currently delayed by Coronavirus.
Local authorities, charities, social enterprises and youth projects.
How do you apply?
Youth services providers must submit an application to DCMS for match funding.
The activation of the portal for applications for 2020-21 has been unfortunately delayed by coronavirus but is due to open in the coming months. Ahead of this happening, I encourage youth service providers in Brentwood and Ongar to get in touch with me so that we can discuss what a bid for funding might look like, and how I might be able to support you in making one.