Funding to support the delivery of new and renewed youth facilities within a short timescale.
With funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Social Investment Business is administering the next phase of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF). It seeks to provide 300 youth facilities that:
- Represent positive value for money.
- Are environmentally sustainable.
- Enable positive activities for young people.
The expected range in grants is between £300,000 and £8.7 million. However, awards outside of this may be considered.
Applicants must be working with children and young people, where the majority are aged 11 to 19 years. Where young people have a special educational need, are leaving care, or are considered 'at risk' or vulnerable, funding may be granted up to the age of 25 years.
The funding is intended to support capital costs. Revenue costs can also be covered, but only alongside capital funding.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with Grant Committees expected to be held until March 2024.