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£200m Home Office backed youth fund hands out first round of grants to 22 organisations 

11 Oct 2019 News

Credit: Fergus Burnett

The Youth Endowment Fund has made its first round of grants totalling £16.2m to 22 projects that aim to prevent youth offending through early intervention. 

It was established with a £200m endowment from the Home Office earlier this year, and is being run Impetus, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business and aims to build the evidence base to determine what works and support improved outcomes for children and young people. 

The first round of grantees include a mix of charities, community interest companies and local authorities, NHS Trusts, with many being partnerships between two or more organisations. 

Sir Kevan Collins chair of the Youth Endowment Fund said: “The safety and wellbeing of young people is our first priority. Our first round of grants is the start of a 10-year programme of work designed to build a better understanding of what works to prevent young people being drawn into crime and a violence.”

The full list of grantees, with the name of the programme in italics, are as follows: 

  1. Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Park Campus Academy Pupil Referral Unit, London Nautical School, Saint Gabriel's College, Black Thrive, Colourful Minds, Youth Guidance: Becoming a Man (BAM) (pending US ratification from BAM Licensee).
  2. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, in partnership with Hyndburn Borough Council, Burnley Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Probation Service, Blackburn & Darwen District Without Abuse Ltd, Change Grow Live: Pause 4 Thought.
  3. Life Skills Education Charity, in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police: DARE 25.
  4. Leicestershire County Council: Advanced Lifeskills.
  5. Wakefield Council Youth Work Team: Branching Out.
  6. Roots of Empathy: Nurturing Empathy Before Transition.
  7. The Titan Partnership, in partnership with Lime Social Marketing, Media & Communications ltd, Emerge Leadership UK: The Confident Resilient Children Project.
  8. LifeLine Community Projects: SW!TCH Lives.
  9. Lives Not Knives: LNK Educate.
  10. Empire Fighting Chance, in partnership with NAOS CIC: Creating New Futures Through Boxing.
  11. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), in partnership with Birmingham Children's Trust Community Interest Company and Forward Thinking Birmingham, Kirklees Council, Nottingham City Council and Sandwell Children's Trust: Multisystemic Therapy - Exploitation (MST-E).
  12. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Reducing risk factors associated with crime for Year 6-7 children.
  13. Family Psychology Mutual, in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge, Functional Family Therapy LLC (based in Seattle, USA): Functional Family Therapy for young people at risk of gang Involvement and exploitation (FFT-G).
  14. Achieving for Children, in partnership with St Maryʼs University, Twickenham, Middlesex and Cambridge Education (on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet): Transition hub for children new to and on the edge of care.
  15. ASSIST Trauma Care: The Guiding Young Minds (GYM) Programme.
  16. Family Support: The Transition and Resilience Project.
  17. RISE Mutual CIC: Child to Parent Violence (CPV).
  18. Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People: The Brandon Centre Systemic Integrative Treatment (BC-SIT).
  19. South Tyneside Council, in partnership with Wellbeing Challenge CIC: Thurston Family Resilience Project.
  20. Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester; Boys and Girls Clubs of South Yorkshire; Boys' and Girls Clubs of Wales; Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs and Young Bristol: The Respect Project.
  21. St Christopher's Fellowship, in partnership with London Borough of Barnet: Protective sibling mentoring and connecting service.
  22. London Borough of Lambeth, in partnership with Lambeth Metropolitan Police Service and Juvenis: Divert Youth.
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