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New grant funding for youth centres at risk of closure

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Youth Centre Recovery Fund-deadline 31st March

​The Youth Centre Recovery Fund has been established to help charities running youth centres to be able to survive and recover from the impact of COVID-19.

A total of £8 million is available to provide core funding for the costs of running youth centres and delivering youth work. Funding will cover the period from 1 April – 30 September 2021.

The aim is to ensure that youth centres remain viable and are able to re-open or continue to deliver services as the country emerges from COVID-19 restrictions. The pandemic and actions taken to combat it are likely to have a significant negative impact on young people’s mental health and life chances, especially those from less advantaged backgrounds. As such, it is critical that charities running youth clubs are able to continue to provide support and opportunities to young people.

The Fund is open to registered charities who run youth centres in England. They must offer youth services within a locality and operate out of a fixed space or venue. They should be at risk of being unable to re-open and resume services, of cutting provision, or of permanent closure for financial reasons by the end September 2021.

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