Youth Futures Development and Impact grants



The Youth Futures Foundation is committed to transforming employment for young people. We recognise that achieving this systemic change will be a team effort involving a broad range of employers, government, funders and organisations working with young people. Our activities and grant giving are designed to reflect this.

Here we set out the details of current Youth Futures funding opportunities. Over time we will be announcing further funding streams, advocacy and capacity building activity to support the wider youth employment ecosystem.

Emergency Covid-19 funding

In response to Covid-19 we have acted swiftly to develop an emergency funding response:

  1. We have significantly increased funding available for development and impact grants to rapidly increase youth employment provision
  2. We are launching an emergency levelling up youth fund to support young people from the hardest hit communities

In addition, please note that successful applicants for Development and Impact funding will receive funding for a 6-12 month period of planning and set up from September 2020 onwards (depending on when they apply), during which time no direct delivery to young people will be required. This will be followed by funding for a delivery phase from January 2021 onwards, by which time we hope face to face work will be possible again.  


Our rolling grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. We are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.

We want to partner with organisations that share our values and are committed to learning, investing in good practice and sharing what works to transform the youth employment landscape.


  1. Development Grants
  2. Impact Grants

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