There is no lower application limit, and we strongly encourage smaller grants.
For small capital grants of between £10k and £150k, we have now opened a YIF Refurbishment Grant programme for refurbishments which do not require planning permission. To find out more about the YIF Refurbishment Grants click here.
The main YIF programme (for grants over £150k, or those under £150k which require planning permission) has been 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, YIF will soon only accept bids that are seeking to deliver less complex, smaller projects. All projects must be fully completed by 31 March 2025.
You can still apply to the main YIF grant programme. We are particularly keen to hear from organisations within regions which have not received a YIF grant or have a clear need for additional investment.
We will be closing to applications for the main YIF programme from midnight on Thursday 1st June.
Make sure your application is submitted as quickly as possible.
There is no upper limit, but all applications must now have:
- appropriate planning permissions secured
- ownership/leases secured
- clear plans which outline the build/refurbishment, including build times and build end dates. This will need to be reviewed and approved by professional expertise (for example, quantity surveyors).
As the YIF is primarily a capital fund, we expect no more than 20% of any grant requested to be for revenue funding. However, this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.