Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund – Grants for Organizations

Deadline: December 6, 2013

The Social Investment Business Group is inviting applications to the Vulnerable Young People Grant Fund. Three million available to help vulnerable young people. The Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund has up to £3m to help grow ambitious social action programmes to inspire England’s most vulnerable young people. The grants will fund work with young offenders, young people in care or leaving care, and other groups of disengaged and vulnerable young people.

Organisations looking to create or further develop inspiring social action programmes for young people can apply for a development, evidence or scale-up grant.  Three types of grants are on offer –

  • Development: To expand or develop a new social action project
  • Validation: To build evidence of impact of an existing social action project
  • Scale up: To scale up an existing social action project – for example by replicating an existing model in a new area, or by scaling up an existing project

The grant is a new funding stream through the Cabinet Office Centre for Social Action. It will be administered by the Social Investment Business on behalf of the Cabinet Office.


Successful organisations will have a strong track record of reaching and creating positive impact for the most vulnerable young people as well as be able to demonstrate strong evidence of need.

Applications can come from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, public bodies (for example Local Authorities) and businesses with a social mission or a clear objective in their corporate social responsibility policy towards increasing social action, or businesses involved in the delivery of public service.

Please read the full criteria before applying.

For more information, click here.