A total of £8 million is available to provide core funding for the costs of running youth centres and delivering youth work. Funding will cover the period from 1 April – 30 September 2021.

The aim is to ensure that youth centres remain viable and are able to re-open or continue to deliver services as the country emerges from Covid-19 restrictions. The pandemic and concomitant actions taken to combat it are likely to have a significant negative impact on young people’s mental health and life chances, especially those from less advantaged backgrounds. As such, it is critical that charities running youth clubs are able to continue to provide support and opportunities to young people.

Who Can Apply

The Fund is open to registered charities who run youth centres in England. They must offer youth services within a locality and operate out of a fixed space or venue. They should be at risk of being unable to re-open and resume services, of cutting provision, or of permanent closure for financial reasons by the end September 2021.

For full details of the eligibility criteria see the Application Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted online. You should follow these steps:

1. Read the Application Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions.

2. Prepare your Letter of Application and have other documents ready to attach to your application (see Application Guidance for details).

3. Download and complete the Cashflow Forecast Template

4. Register with our Online Application system and begin your application by visiting https://www.juliahansrausingtrust.org/youth-centre-recovery-fund/


Once you have registered with the Online Application system, you can save and return to your application as many times as needed before completing and submitting it. You are able to view all the questions that need to be completed before registering.

To return to an application currently in progress, click the Apply Now button above to log back in to your account.

Applications are accepted until 4pm 31 March 2021.