Youth Endowment Fund

Home Office written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) force area, (b) projects and (c) funding allocated by the Youth Endowment Fund from its inception to 18 June 2019.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) force area, (b) project and (c) cost of each of the rejected bids to the Youth Endowment Fund from its inception to 18 June 2019.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

In March 2019, the Home Secretary announced the award of a £200m endowment to the charity Impetus, to establish the Youth Endowment Fund. Applied over ten years, the funding will be used by the Youth Endowment Fund to support interventions steering children and young people away from involvement in crime and violence and to find, generate and apply best available evidence about which approaches are most successful.

The Youth Endowment Fund has been established to operate independently of Government, and publishes information about its activities here: https://impetus.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.

The £200m endowment was awarded at the end of March by way of a Grant Agreement. Since this award, Impetus has rapidly been establishing the Youth Endowment Fund’s operations and has launched its first call for proposals. This is an open call, to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. This first funding round opened on the 28 May and will close on the 23 July, at which point applications will be assessed. As such, no projects have yet been awarded funding and no bids have been rejected. Further information about this first funding round can be found here: https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.

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