practice funding round
The Youth Endowment
Fund is a charity with a mission that matters. We exist to prevent children and
young people becoming involved in violence. We do this by finding out what
works and building a movement to put this knowledge into practice. We’re
committed to making a significant and lasting difference for children, young
people, families and their communities.
young people at risk of becoming involved in violence deserve services that
give them the best chance of a positive future. To make sure that happens,
we’ll fund promising projects and then use the very best evaluation to find out
what works. Just as we benefit from robust trials in medicine, young people
deserve support grounded in the evidence.
that has become increasingly popular across sectors related to youth violence,
but currently lacks a robust evidence base is trauma-informed practice.
We want to change this and, in partnership with the Home Office, we
are launching this funding round to build our understanding of trauma-informed
practice. Our main aim is to find out:
effective is the implementation of trauma-informed practice in preventing young
people from becoming involved in violence?
To help us
answer this question, we plan to identify and fund up to three promising models
of trauma-informed practice delivered in the education, children’s social care
or youth justice sectors. We'll evaluate their impact on outcomes for staff and
practitioners, as well as outcomes for children and young people they interact
with. Specifically, we want to focus on activities that cover the following:
- Organisational learning: staff training and development
- Organisational policies: changes to policies and ways of
- Organisational processes: implementing trauma-focused
referrals and planning
And we want
to find how different approaches can lead to reductions in child-level offending outcomes – both violent and
On our website you
can find information about the scope of the funding round and our eligibility
will open on the 1st September 2022.
If you have
questions you can contact Dr. Mollie Bourne, Head of Evaluation and
Partnerships for Targeted Projects at YEF: