22/07/2020 - Published by

Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation awarded COVID-19 funding from Youth Endowment Fund

Warrington-based charity has been awarded a grant from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at-risk of being drawn into violent crime through the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the funding, the Peace Foundation will work in an area of north west England with identified referral schools whose staff and families we directly engaged to determine a need for work to be carried out to prevent young people from being drawn into violent crime, and where their needs have become more complex as a result of the crisis period.

The Youth Endowment Fund is an independent charitable trust set up by the Home Office. It funds, supports and evaluates projects in England and Wales which work to prevent children and young people from being drawn into violent crime.

The Peace Foundation is one of 130 organisations to share part of a £6.5m grant pot from the Youth Endowment Fund to help at-risk young people impacted by COVID-19.

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive, the Peace Foundation, said: “The Global Pandemic has put many people at risk and has had a major impact on children and young people.  It is vital our work continues in the community and this grant allows us to deliver our specialist programmes where they are most needed”

Jon Yates, Executive Director at Youth Endowment Fund, said: “It has been too easy to forget vulnerable young people during this crisis. The pandemic has removed much of the critical support that many of them rely upon – from teachers to youth workers. This funding will help us find the best way to reach and support these young people when they most need it.”

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About the Youth Endowment Fund

  • The Youth Endowment Fund is an independent charitable trust. It is run by Impetus, a charity focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) and Social Investment Business.
  • The partnership combines Impetus’ expertise of building high impact charities and programmes, EIF’s knowledge of how to intervene early to improve outcomes for children, and Social Investment Business’ experience of managing and evaluating large scale grant programmes, to create a bold new model to tackle youth offending.
  • Find out more at: youthendowmentfund.org.uk
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