DCMS Youth Investment Fund

This is a very short-term funding opportunity! 

Phase 1 will be open from 31 January 2022 until 25 February 2022, or when all funds are allocated.  Funding awarded needs to be spent by 31st March 2022! 

Funding is for small-scale capital projects which create or expand youth provision services in left-behind areas.  Specific areas have been identified as ‘left behind’.  Click here for the list. All wards in Derby have been identified.

A wide range of community organisations (not for profit), schools and Local Authorities which provide youth services can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 for building improvements, purchasing equipment and furnishings.

Groups should be undertaking work 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.

Click here for more information.