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What is the Youth Investment Fund?

We’re here to create, expand and improve local youth facilities and their services in the out of school youth sector, to drive positive outcomes for young people, including improved mental and physical wellbeing, and skills for life and work.

The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) is over £300m of capital and revenue grants, funded by the UK Government.

The Youth Investment Fund is a commitment to young people to transform and level up the out-of-school youth sector. It will provide truly innovative youth facilities in levelling up priority areas, and early-stage/seed resource funding to underpin them, enabling more positive activities that deliver improved outcomes for young people.

Phase 1 was launched in January by Children in Need on behalf of the UK Government delivering £12 million of funding for small-scale projects and Phase 2 is a fund to deliver grants for up to 300 youth services across England.

You can find out more about some of the youth service projects funded by the Youth Investment Fund here.

The Youth Investment Fund has been very popular and heavily oversubscribed, and we have funded some fantastic projects which will support thousands of young people to have improved mental and physical wellbeing, and skills for life and work. Given the remaining life of the grant programme and the deadline for spending the funds and completing projects, the Youth Investment Fund is now closed to new applications.

If you have applied for a Youth Investment Fund grant, your application will be assessed soon.

Over the coming months we will share more news about Youth Investment Fund awards to youth service projects across England.

About the Youth Investment Fund ambitions

Learn more about the fund’s eligibility criteria

Find out more about some of the youth projects funded through the Youth Investment Fund.

The Youth Investment Fund is delivered by Social Investment Business, in partnership with the National Youth Agency (NYA), Key Fund and Resonance.


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