The £16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund, is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations, to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open. The funding has been allocated from the £750 million charities support package and £1.7m of the £16.5m has been allocated to vital youth work qualifications and training.
To distribute funding as soon as possible, we will make initial awards on a rolling basis, prioritising those deemed to have the greatest need against the stated criteria. All applications submitted by the deadline will be considered and will not be disadvantaged by applying later. However, we do encourage early applications, so that we can make timely awards of funding for pressing cases. For further information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-youth-covid-19-support-fund