Youth Endowment Fund

Aims/priorities: The September round - 'A supportive home - helping families to overcome challenges' - is being provided in partnership with Comic Relief, which has invested £2 million of its funds.

In this themed round grants are available to charities, public services or private sector organisations delivering programmes in England and Wales that help 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. YEF aims to discover which approaches are most effective in providing the support these young people need and is looking to identify around 5-10 programmes to fund and evaluate.

The grant round is focusing funding on four main areas:

  • Parenting programmes (including programmes for foster carers or people working with children in residential care), which help parents and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships.
  • Family therapy interventions (including for children in foster care), which offer whole families structured forms of therapy.
  • Programmes to reduce parental conflict, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents or carers.
  • Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to children and adults.

Who can apply? Applications can be made by any registered organisation including registered charities, companies, statutory bodies and community interest companies (CICs) supporting support children in England and/or Wales.

Grant amount: The funders expect to spend between £6 million and £10 million on funding 5 to 10 projects. The amount awarded to each project will depend on the type of programme and the kind of evaluation.

Application process: The funder will be looking for applications that help answer this question:

"Which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6 to 14 year-old children (including looked-after children), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence?"

Organisations interested in the upcoming grant round can register via the YEF website for one of the following workshops to find out more:

  • Application workshop - Wednesday 29 September (2-3pm).
  • Application workshop - Wednesday 6 October (4-5pm).
  • Application workshop - Thursday 21 October (12-1pm).
  • Application workshop - Monday 8 November (10.30-11.30am).
  • Application workshop - Thursday 25 November (12-1pm).

Deadline: 1 December 2021.

Contact information: Grants Team - Email or Iesha Small - Email

Website address:

Not specified
Charitable Company
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Wednesday, 1 December, 2021