Brighter Futures Fund
This Autumn, we’re launching the second round of our Brighter Futures Fund and we are seeking further collaboration and investment from funders and businesses.
The pandemic has disrupted young lives at crucial stages of education and transition. The impact on young people likely to be intense and long lasting, especially for the most vulnerable, with UK Youth predicting the following:
Our 100+ members range from large youth clubs to smaller grass roots organisations; all driven by their passion to provide the best services, opportunities and support for local young people.
In 2019, YWF collaborated with Westminster City Council and 8 other investors as part of the inaugural round of The Westminster Brighter Futures Fund. This enabled us to award 17 grants to youth organisations across the borough; totalling £280,000 and supporting thousands of young people locally.
This grants programme builds upon the findings of YWF’s report A City within a City and Westminster City Council’s Early Help Strategy 2019 – 2022. It represents an opportunity for all organisations in Westminster to create a system which puts children, young people and their families first and strives to create a joint response to emerging needs, ensuring the best use of resources.
“We would like to thank all of our contributing partners who recognise the importance of investing in young people and help building an even stronger community in Westminster through cross-sector collaboration.”
– Phil Barron, CEO YWF