Youth Engagement (£2m)

Youth Engagement

Funding is available for employment and skills support for people aged 16-24. Particular emphasis is on Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) young people, and those who are NEET or at risk of NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or requiring in-work progression.


Minimum award: £500,000

Maximum award: £2m


Application deadlines:

Review point 1: 31/07/2023 (Closed)

Review point 2: 09/10/2023

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on the dates stated above.


Please note: We reserve the right to withdraw or close any review points.


Investment Priority: People and Skills

We’re looking for applications to support young people to access and navigate a simplified, yet comprehensive, employment and skills support offer that addresses their individual needs and provides pre-engagement, triage and initial assessments to develop personal action plans. This includes key areas such as health (including mental health) and disabilities, employability and careers advice, financial well-being and housing support.

This could include engaging with employers and providing quality and meaningful work experience/work tasters, work preparation and apprenticeships, provision of skills training or support to re/engage with further or higher education.

Project design should take into account young people’s needs and views and provide geographical coverage and proximity for the most deprived neighbourhoods across CIoS, as well as neighbourhoods who have previously been less likely to engage with skills training offers.

We expect any bid to come forward to work closely with the People Hub, who will act as the single front door for residents aged 16-24.  Additional delivery partners should also be clearly outlined in your application.

>>> For a list of the types of activity supported by the Youth Engagement opportunity, as well as the full requirements of the application, please download the initiation form.


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More information on what will be required in your application is available on the Application Support page.


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