BIG Launches New £40 Million Youth Investment Fund (England)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the launch of its new £40 million Youth Investment Fund.

The fund aims to support organisation in the West Midlands; London East; Tees Valley & Sunderland; Bristol & Somerset; Eastern Counties; and Liverpool City who provide front-line open access youth services in disadvantaged communities for young people aged 10-18 (up to 25 for young people with disabilities). Eligible organisations are able to apply for grants of between £150,000 and £750,000 over a three-year period. Organisations will only be able to apply for an annual grant amount that is at most a quarter of the size of their annual income and are expected to be already delivering programmes within this target group. The fund will prioritise organisations looking to expand existing services and develop new ones. Proportionate overheads will be eligible, and there’ll be up to £50,000 of grant available to help with the refurbishment of existing youth facilities, the development of new ones, and the purchase of equipment.

The closing date for applications is the 11th November 2016.