Welcome

We are a charity who are passionate about building a world where no child or young person becomes involved in violence. Our small part in this is to find what works and build a movement to put this knowledge into practice. Everything we do is intended to help us fulfil this mission. This includes the way we use our funding. We're a ten year project and, in the later years of our life, we'll use our funding to scale things up, to spread great practice and to look to change the system. Right now, we're at the start of our journey. We're using our funding to build a consensus – from the grass-roots to the government – on what works best to support young people. We believe that every child deserves the very best research on what works and for everyone to get behind what will make the biggest difference. 


This country has spent many millions using high quality evaluation to understand which vaccines can keep us safe from Covid. We believe that our young people deserve the same rigour of evaluation. In these first few years, we will use most of our funding to fund the same sort of trials and evaluations. This means we will look to fund great work over a number of years and fund an independent research organisation to truly find out if and how a project works. 


Reducing violence is complicated. To make sure that children and young people keep safe, we have to make sure their needs are met. That's why we're running themed grant rounds, each looking at a different need. For more information on our themed grant rounds visit our funding themes web page https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/funding/themes/. This grant is focused on children's need for a supportive home. 


Every child needs a supportive home to grow up well and achieve their potential. Whether it’s through family therapy or parenting classes, we know that helping parents and carers can make a difference to children at risk of becoming involved in violence. That’s why YEF plans to build the evidence of what works to make sure every child grows up feeling supported at home. Our supportive home theme aims to answer the question:  


“Which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6- to 14-year-old children (or children aged up to 18 years old if they’re in the care system), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence?"


By ‘families’, we mean anyone who plays a long-term supportive role in a child’s life, this could include extended family members or kinship networks, foster families and children’s homes. Family may not necessarily be blood relations or family members who permanently live in the same household. We want to understand what works for children growing up with all different kinds of families.  


Please do apply for this round if you have a proposal that fits with this.

Thank you for everything you do for young people.

What to do

We are delighted that you are planning to apply for funding from us at the Youth Endowment Fund. To apply, you will need to complete this form.


Please tell us as honestly as you can about what you propose to do. We are looking for your proposal to show us:

  • If successfully delivered, it would help families and carers create a supportive home environment for 6- to 14-year-old children (or children aged up to 18 years old if they’re in the care system), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence.
  • You can reach children, young people and families  who are most at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system (not all children and young people and families).
  • You're likely to be able to reach these children, young people and families and successfully deliver what you propose (not just write well about it).
  • We can work together with an independent research organisation to rigorously evaluate your project to see if it works (not just unnecessary burden on you producing reports you don’t believe in).
If this is you, please do apply.

The form is broken into 2 parts; 14 Yes / No eligibility questions to see if you are suitable to apply for the funding & then the main application which will ask for detailed responses in regard to your request for funds.
Before applying, you may want to review the list of questions here [FULL LIST OF QUESTIONS] to see what information you need. The questions have been overseen by someone who has worked in the education and families sector for some time. We know that there are quite a few questions, but we believe that they are all related to things that you would need to consider to make sure this funding is right for you.

You can save your form at any time and return to it later. We recommend that you keep a note of your answers as you complete the form, just in case you encounter any technical issues. 

When using the 'Save & Resume' feature, don't forget to check you have input your email address correctly and you have made a note of your password. Once you have clicked 'Save' you should receive an email with a link to your saved application. Please use this link to access your application form. If you haven't received any email please check your junk box otherwise contact us on grants@youthendowmentfund.org.uk.

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Once we have received all the proposals we will read and assess every single one. If we do not fund your proposal, it does not mean that we think you are doing a bad job at all. We are trying to find the very best proposals where we can conduct the very best evaluations to build a consensus on what works. This means our themed grant rounds are very competitive. For 'A Supportive Home' we’ll aim to identify around 5-10 programmes to fund and evaluate. We’re planning to spend between £6 million and £10 million depending on the how well applications meet our criteria.
Please refer to the guidance document for more information about when you can expect to hear from us and what the next steps will be.

We need the information in this form in order to consider your application for funding. Our applicant privacy notice has more information about how we use your personal data.

Thank you for all you do to keep young people safe.

Yours,

Jon Yates

Executive Director, YEF

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Checking whether this funding is right for you

In the first part of the application form, we will help you to check whether this funding is right for you. We don’t want you to spend time on the application unless you fit our funding requirements.


Answering the following 14 questions will help you know if you can apply.


Sorry. This funding is only open to registered organisations. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round. 

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Sorry. We are only able to fund work in England and Wales. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. We are only able to accept applications from the lead organisation asking to receive the funding. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. We are only able to accept applications for funding to reduce violence. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. This funding is only for work focused on the theme specified above. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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6. Will the majority of your delivery outlined in your proposal focus on / work with either:
  1. Families with dependent children aged between 6 to 14 years or 6 to 18 years for dependent children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  2. Looked after children aged 6 to 18 years

By 'families', we mean anyone who plays a long-term supportive role in a child’s life, this could include extended family members or kinship networks, foster families and children’s homes. Family may not necessarily be blood relations or family members who permanently live in the same household. We want to understand what works for children growing up with all different kinds of families.
Sorry. We are only able to accept applications for this round that work with children aged between the ages stipulated above.

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7. In this round, we are interested in funding and learning about the following groups of activities. Please select which group and activity your project falls in:

GROUP A
  • Parent education and training interventions (including for looked after children) that focus on helping parents or carers and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships.
  • Family therapy interventions (including for looked after children), which offer structured forms of therapy that takes place between a trained therapist and the family. 
GROUP B
  • Parental conflict interventions, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents and carers
  • Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to adults, and often to mitigate the impact of exposure to domestic abuse on children
Sorry. This funding if only open to projects that fall within one of the groups and activities outlined. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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More information about Evaluation is available online:
https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/evidence/
- https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/resources-for-evaluators/
Sorry. Evaluation is key to this funding. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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More information about Evaluation is available online:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoyAwIbgIZg
https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/evidence/
https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/resources-for-evaluators/
 
Sorry. Understanding what works in the most rigorous way possible is very important to us. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. Understanding the long-term impact of what we do is very important to us. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. This funding is only open to projects that focus on the areas / unmet needs presented above. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Sorry. As you selected 'No - we are not interested in exploring how my project might impact on child outcomes', your application will not progress.

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Projects should involve a referral or assessment by a local authority children’s services or another relevant statutory body. But projects may be delivered by charities, public services, or private sector organisations.
Projects must support children in England and/or Wales.
Sorry. This funding must involve a referral from a relevant statutory agency. We are afraid we are not able to accept your application for this round.

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Please review the guidance document to ensure you are clear on the requirements for the application and expectations of the Youth Endowment Fund.
The guidance can be found here by clicking here: [GUIDANCE]

Congratulations!

Congratulations - you are eligible to apply.

Please click 'Submit' to be taken to the main application form which will ask for detailed responses in regard to your request for funds.

We estimate this will take 45-60 minutes to complete.