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The Youth Opportunities Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to people under 24 who excel in a
particular field and who are facing barriers progressing and achieving their potential.

The fund will prioritise young people who are at a disadvantage because of unfavourable
circumstances or barriers that lead to inequality.

Who can apply?
Applications are invited from frontline professionals working for public sector organisations,
registered charities who are currently supporting young people as you are ideally placed to
identify people who are sufficiently motivated to make the most of the opportunity.
As well as submitting the application, the referring organisation will act as the point of
contact throughout the process, receive the funds and supervise how they are spent.

Size of grant
The maximum grant size is £1,000.

What type of funding can you apply for?

  • Competition fees
  • Transport costs
  • Training and Coaching cost
  • Essential equipment/clothing
  • Accommodation

When to apply?
There is no closing date for applications, meaning we will accept applications all year round.
If the fund has been fully awarded and we aren’t accepting anymore applications, this will be
clearly detailed on our website.