Youth Futures Foundation Development and Impact Grants

funding update

Aims/Priorities: The grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice; to understand what is effective and what is not; and to learn, more broadly, ‘what works’ when tackling youth unemployment. We will recognise the importance of national learning and local context, as well as promoting strong coordination and partnership across government, funders, delivery organisations and employers.

We will support activities which:

  • respect and involve young people
  • seek to learn and share what works (and what doesn’t)
  • demonstrate good value for money
  • have been well designed
  • can be robustly and consistently delivered to ensure impact is maximised
  • have strong relationships with the community and employers

Who can apply: Not-for-profit voluntary or community-sector organisations, or statutory organisations applying individually or as a lead organisation on behalf of a partnership or consortia, which:

  • have been operating for at least 3 years – with a track record of working with young people who are, or are at risk of, becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and face barriers to finding and keeping decent jobs
  • offer an existing or new solution to youth unemployment
  • have clearly outlined planned activities, which link to getting young people into work
  • are committed to an independent evaluation
  • have an annual turnover of over £100,000
  • are not at risk of financial crisis 

Grant Amount: Development grants of £30,000 – £100,000 and Impact grants of £100,000 – £800,000 are available.

Application process: Application process via online eligibility quiz

Deadline: Rolling programme

Contact information: For more information call 020 7553 4539 or email  

Website Address:

over £25,000
Temporarily Closed
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Children and Young People