A hot meal, a trusted adult, a place to keep warm. For some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK, youth services offer a vital lifeline.
But in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis since the 1950s, these safe spaces are under threat, with many centres and organisations struggling to survive.
We can’t afford to lose our youth services – and we need your help to support young people through the cost of living crisis.
The UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation aims to ensure that as many vital youth services as possible are able to keep the lights on and support young people in their local community. If forced to shut down, these services may never return.
UK Youth is working in collaboration with our nation partners – Youth Scotland, Youth Cymru, Youth Action Northern Ireland.
Right now, we have a young generation that desperately needs support. We can’t afford to lose our youth services – and neither can they. Help UK Youth support youth organisations and young people through the cost-of-living crisis by donating today.
UK Youth is actively supporting young people and youth organisations through this crisis by:
Your donation will not be restricted to any of the above. All donations are used where they are needed most and all will help our work supporting young people and youth organisations through the cost of living crisis.
Youth organisations with an annual income of no more than £500,000 will be able to apply for the UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation.
The fund will offer three-year unrestricted grants of approximately 10% of the current turnover of applicant organisations to reflect the current inflation rate and organisations will hear the outcome of their application within 4-6 weeks.
To view an existing application, please sign in here.
We are also calling on other Trusts and Corporations to play their part and support the UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation with vital funding.
Contact us to find out how you can ensure more young people have access to the life changing support of youth work.