Grants of up to £2m to support youth organisations affected by Covid-19

2021-01-25T19:54:30+00:00

About The Fund

Area: England.

Suitable for: Community and national youth organisations (a registered charity, an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, or an incorporated Community Interest Company).

Funding size: Up to £2 million.

Application deadline: 12th February 2021.

The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations, to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open.

Funding is available to:

  • Local youth clubs or uniformed youth groups
    • A place where local young people can meet and participate in a variety of activities.
    • The young people who benefit should be aged between 5 and 18 years old, or in the case of individuals with special educational needs 25 years old.
    • Income per most recent accounts must be less than £1 million.
  • National youth and umbrella organisations
    • An organisation which works across England to support organisations in the youth sector.
    • Umbrella body applicants must have at least 10 clubs in their network.
    • Income per most recent accounts exceeds £1 million.

The following maximum levels of support are available:

  • Local organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower of:
    • 25% of their annual income; or
    • Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021*; or
    • £250,000.
  • National organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower of:
    • 25% of their annual income; or
    • Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021*; or
    • £2 million.

*The deficit which can be funded must account for any other funding received (that is, DCMS can only fund any remaining deficit). This funding should not be used to increase reserves above the level at 31 October 2020.

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About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.