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Build Up Fund: Youth Crime Prevention and Capacity Building Grants

Camden based organisations working with children and young people can apply for grants of between £500 up to £3,000 to address their training and capacity building needs in three distinct areas:

  • Youth crime prevention. Organisations can apply for training to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills in youth crime identification, prevention and supporting young people to build positive pathways.
  • Collaborating or sharing best practice on youth crime prevention schemes. If your organisation has already developed, tried, and tested a model of work or programme or a project, or scheme worthy of sharing with others in youth crime prevention or early intervention you can apply for the time it would take you to train other organisations or share your knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Organisational sustainability. The grant can be used for training and professional development opportunities that will strengthen your organisation’s resilience, development, and financial sustainability especially within the context of COVID 19.

There is approximately £45,000 in total to distribute. Young Camden Foundation (YCF) encourages smaller size organisations, who have not applied for YCF funding before to apply for this grant by ring-fencing £30,000. These organisations will have an income of less than £250,000 a year.

Please read this guidance carefully and the eligibility criteria before you apply. See the list on the left hand side.


Additionally, YCF is offering you the option to opt-in for free tailored support to develop bespoke fundraising plans to ensure your long-term sustainability. The programme will run from October to December 2021 and it will be provided by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). You don’t need to apply for this programme. There will be an opt-in option as part of the YCF’s Build Up Fund – Youth Crime! Prevention application form. More information.

This programme will be offered to four organisations who has been selected for YCF’s Build Up Fund – Youth Crime Prevention.

Please, note that you have to complete the application in one go but you can edit it after you click send. If you would like an application form in word document, please email grants@youngcamdenfoundation.org.uk

To Apply - Click here

Deadline for applications: 10 October 2021.

If you would like to find out more or have any questions, we recommend you join our Virtual Drop-In session on Wednesday 15 September, from 12.00 m. - 1.00 p.m. where you can have a chat with the Grants and Membership team.