The £16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund, which was announced in November 2020, is open to grassroots youth clubs, uninformed youth clubs, and national youth and umbrella organisations, to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open.
The funding has been allocated from the £750 million charities support package and £1.7m of the £16.5m has been allocated to vital youth work qualifications and training.
Applications for the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund are now open and can be found here with the full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply.
Applications to the Fund will close at 5pm on the 12th February 2021.
To distribute funding as soon as possible, the government will make initial awards on a rolling basis, prioritising those deemed to have the greatest need against the stated criteria.
All applications submitted by the deadline will be considered and will not be disadvantaged by applying later. However, they do encourage early applications, so that we can make timely awards of funding for pressing cases.