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External Funding Opportunity - Another chance – diversion from the criminal justice system grant

Online applications open: 19 April 2021

Application close: 14 May 2021

Shortlisted applicants informed: 30 June 2021

Shortlisted applicants co-design programme with evaluators: July – October 2021

Grants awarded: November 2021

Age range: 10 to 17-year-olds


Diversionary programmes that provide:
a) Family and parenting support
b) Mental health and therapeutic support
c) Restorative justice
d) Other approaches if they can demonstrate scale and evidence of impact on an outcome strongly associated with later involvement in violence (for example, aggression). For more information on factors associated with increased risk of or protection from involvement in violence, you can read our What Works briefing.


Context of children supported
Children identified at one of four turning point moments before
court action is taken for a crime:
a) Not yet arrested but identified by police or other statutory bodies as at high risk of becoming involved in crime
b) At point of injury due to a violent incident
c) At point of arrest
d) Prior to court action (for example within out of court disposals or deferred prosecution)

Programmes will involve a referral by a relevant statutory body, for example:

• Police
• Violence Reduction Unit
• Local Authority Youth Offending Team
• Acute healthcare trust

But programmes may be provided by charities, public services,
or private sector organisations. Programmes must support children in England and/or Wales.

Grant round workshops: March - April 2021 Click here to sign up. or
please click on your chosen date and time below.

12:00-1:00pm Mon 8 March

10:00-11:00am Wed 17 March

5:00-6:00pm Thurs 25 March

For more information read YEF prospectus