New funding opportunity - Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

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DCMS Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations. It will 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 viable.

Tell me more

This fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations to continue operating, where they may have scaled back service provision or temporarily closed due to reductions in their income following Covid-19. This would ensure that young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, have uninterrupted access to services, and could prevent local grassroots organisations from permanent closure.

What can I apply for?

Costs incurred between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 that enable the organisation to remain viable, open, reopen or partially reopen, where this represents a value for money approach and where their service delivery is in line with Government Covid-19 guidance. The funding can be applied retrospectively to eligible expenses already incurred during this period that have not been funded by another external source

To find out more about what are eligible and ineligible costs, please go to the DCMS Youth Covid-19 Support Fund Applicant Portal for more information.

How do I apply?

There will be a virtual launch event on Thursday 21 January to provide an overview of the fund and explain the application process.  To find out more information and how to register for the launch event, please go to the DCMS Youth Covid-19 Support Fund Applicant Portal


Our funders:

  • Torridge District Council
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Northam Town Council
  • Bideford Bridge Trust
  • Bideford TC
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Devon County Council
  • European Union: European Social Fund