Funding Opportunities

All funding opportunities available will be published here.

Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) New Grant Round: Psychological Therapies

The YEF’s new grant round, Psychological Therapies, is now open for applications.

Download the application guidance and sign up for the funding round workshops.

Through this round, they are looking to fund and evaluate projects that use talking therapies to support children and young people at risk of violence or are already involved in the youth justice system.

They want to test the impact of different types of therapies (such as CBT, trauma-specific therapies and speech and language therapy), as well as different ways and places therapies can be delivered outside of clinical settings, including schools, Alternative Provision settings, social care, youth clubs or custody. 

Applications close: 5pm on Friday 24 May

Million Hours Fund

The first round of The National Lottery Community Fund’s (TNLCF’s) Awards for All England programme Million Hours Fund has opened for applications. This funding is part of the Government’s Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan to help youth organisations offer additional opportunities through the summer holidays. The initial funding will provide more chances for young people to play sport, take part in arts and develop life skills this summer. This is the first phase of funding of the Million Hours Fund, which totals £11 million up to March 2025.


Awards for All England welcomes applications for projects that will support young people primarily aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) starting during the 2023 school summer holidays. This funding will support a range of youth services offering a variety of positive activities for young people in eligible wards with the highest reported numbers of antisocial behaviour incidents.

Your project needs to be delivered by trusted adults, whether they are qualified youth workers/youth support workers or experienced volunteers, and provide open or targeted (for example, via youth faith groups) provision for young people.

  • Take place in, and/or benefit young people living in, one of these eligible wards in England. Eligible wards have been determined by allocating wards to each Police Force Area (PFA) based on youth population, and then selecting those with the highest reported number of antisocial behaviour incidents from within the PFA.
  • Deliver additional youth provision (existing provision is not eligible).
  • Start during, or before, the 2023 school summer holidays (24 July to 3 September 2023).
  • Primarily benefit young people aged 11 to 18, and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Effectively engage with young people at risk of antisocial behaviour.
Eligible wards in West Yorkshire
  • Bowling and Barkerend
  • Bradford Moor
  • City (Bradford)
  • Clayton and Fairweather Green
  • Eccleshill
  • Great Horton
  • Idle and Thackley
  • Keighley Central
  • Little Horton
  • Royds
  • Tong
  • Windhill and Wrose
  • Illingworth and Mixenden
  • Town (Calderdale)
  • Batley West
  • Birstall and Birkenshaw
  • Dewsbury East
  • Dewsbury West
  • Liversedge and Gomersal
  • Newsome
  • Ardsley & Robin Hood
  • Armley
  • Bramley & Stanningley
  • Burmantofts & Richmond Hill
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Cross Gates & Whinmoor
  • Gipton & Harehills
  • Headingley & Hyde Park
  • Hunslet & Riverside
  • Killingbeck & Seacroft
  • Kirkstall
  • Little London & Woodhouse
  • Middleton Park
  • Morley North
  • Morley South
  • Pudsey
  • Rothwell
  • Beeston & Holbeck
  • Farnley & Wortley
  • Temple Newsam
  • Airedale and Ferry Fryston
  • Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
  • Pontefract North
  • Wakefield East
  • Wakefield North

Applications open: 3 July 2023

Applications close: This is a rolling fund
More information, guidance and how to apply.



Mayor's Safer Communities Fund

The Mayor will run a Mayor's Safer Communities Fund a number of times a year. The fund will offer grants to voluntary, community groups, charities and partners to provide support for innovative community safety projects. To see if the fund is open for applications and find out more visit our Mayor's Safer Communities Fund page.