The Youth Opportunities Fund

The aim of the Youth Opportunities Fund is to help to break down barriers that may stop young people achieving their full potential, and to help them take advantage of opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them due to financial constraints.  There is no prescriptive list for how this might occur and so the fund advisors are happy to receive applications that detail the barriers you may face and how you can overcome them with their help.

About grants for individuals from the Youth Opportunities Fund

You can apply for a grant of up to £500.

  • Grants are usually made up to the value of £500, although no cash award will be made.  Instead, the award will be purchased for you and you will receive that directly.
  • Prior to applying for help from the Youth Opportunities Fund, please call one of our grants team on 01785 339540 for a friendly chat to discuss your situation and to see if you will be eligible for a grant.  Don’t worry about the cost – we can call you back.  If you would prefer to ask for a call by e-mail please send brief details to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Youth Opportunities Fund’.
  • Please be aware that the panel can only make decisions based on the information that you provide, and so it is important to give as many details as you can.  Extra guidance can be found on the application form.
  • Applications are assessed three times per year.
  • If your case is an emergency please call us as soon as possible so that we can see if we are able to find a solution.  It may take up to 2 weeks for us to arrange your award if you are successful, so please bear this in mind if you are applying for items or services that are time sensitive.
  • Everybody’s situation is different, and every application will be assessed on it’s own merits.  If we are unable to help you from the Youth Opportunities Fund, we may be able to transfer your application to one of our other funds, or point you in the right direction to seek further help.
  • For more information go to the website
How To Apply

To apply please download an application form below and submit the completed form to [email protected].

Please call us prior to completing your application form.

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