The National Rural Conference 2024

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is thrilled to announce the National Rural Conference 2024, taking place from 16th to 19th September. This virtual event, accessible via Zoom, is the premier gathering for senior officers, members, policymakers, and rural service professionals.
Further information and booking details can be found here

£1m funding opportunity for organisations in England working with young people

UK Youth is delighted to announce it will be distributing more than £1million in grants to youth groups and organisations working with young people across England

With funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, we will be offering grants of between £3,000 and £20,000 to deliver extra sessions in youth clubs and settings for young people or to enhance and expand existing sessions. Groups who apply do need to be a member of the UK Youth Movement, but can sign up for free here [link] before applying!

Launched by the Culture Secretary, Nicky Morgan, at the SoapBox youth centre in Islington, the UK Youth Fund is part of a £7 million investment as part of the Government’s commitment to level up opportunities for young people. The investment aims to address urgent needs in the youth sector and expand existing successful projects run by the UK Youth Movement, alongside other organisations such as Sport England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and British Film Institute.

Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport said: 

“I’m thrilled this funding will allow even more young people across the country to participate in fantastic activities, whether at their local youth centre or through sport, arts, film and heritage organisations.

“If we wish to get the best out of all the great talent in our country it is vital that we offer the next generation opportunities to build character and resilience, not just in school but outside the school day

“This investment will pave the way for our ambitious, long-term plans to support young people that we will deliver over the next five years.” 

Maddie Dinwoodie, Deputy CEO of UK Youth said:  

“We are delighted to be awarded £1.15 million of funding to distribute through grants to the UK Youth Movement in order to ensure youth services can reach more young people and provide additional activities. 

“Youth services are vital as they have transformational and lasting effects on young people’s wellbeing, social and employability skills. At UK Youth we are dedicated to ensuring that every young person can reach an accessible safe space in their community, where they can experience positive activities, develop skills and build relationships with trusted adults.”

The UK Youth Fund will provide this vital funding to successful applicants within 2 weeks of the close of applications. Our light touch approach is intended to make the application process as simple and straight forward as possible.

? Applications are now open close at 5pm on Tuesday 11th February. Click here to apply

If demand exceeds our expectations we may close the applications early, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.


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