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Youth Endowment Fund

Founded with an endowment from the Home Office, The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is a charity that will invest £200m over the next decade into finding the most effective ways to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in street violence.

Funding Focus - Covid recovery funding

Following an initial £750m package of support for charities during the pandemic announced by the government in March, the Department for Education and other ministries have in recent months unveiled a number of new funding programmes to boost the finances of statutory and voluntary organisations so they can deliver vital services.

Guide to government coronavirus funding

Following an initial £750m package of support for charities during the pandemic announced by the government in March, the Department for Education and other ministries have in recent months unveiled a number of new funding programmes to boost the finances of statutory and voluntary organisations so they can deliver vital services.

Funding Focus - Coronavirus funding

With the voluntary sector set to lose £4bn in income due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, children’s charities have been calling for support from government and grant-giving organisations to offset losses in trading activities and donations over the past few months. Some funders have acted quickly to give grant recipients more flexibility over how they use money to support those affected by the crisis, while others have set up dedicated emergency fund programmes to help voluntary organisations survive. Here are the key developments.

Foyle Foundation

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Foyle Foundation. Last year, the foundation, registered as a charity in July 2000 to implement the terms of the will of the late Christina Foyle, distributed around £9m in grants. Beneficiaries include schools, youth groups and children’s charities.

Percy Bilton Charity

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust founded in 1962. It supports charities assisting disadvantaged young people, people of all ages with disabilities and mental health problems, and older people.

The Weavers’ Company

Since being created in 1973, the Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has made grants of more than £4m to charities working with young people at risk of offending or in trouble with the law, and ex-offenders.

Youth Music grants programme

Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people (aged 0-25) experiencing challenging circumstances.

Chances for Children, Buttle UK

Buttle UK was established 70 years ago as a result of the work of Reverend Frank Buttle. Last year, it helped 35,439 children and distributed 13,513 grants to a value of £4.6m.

The Connect Fund

The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises.

Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund is a £40m joint investment from the National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities. Co-op Foundation is acting as a match funder.

Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund is a £40m joint investment from the National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities. Co-op Foundation is acting as a match funder.

Early years opportunities grant

Charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged children and young people can apply for funding through the early years opportunities grant run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

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