The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is as an independent charitable trust, established in March 2019 by Impetus with a £200m endowment and ten year mandate from the Home Office. The charity’s mission is to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence. It does this by finding out what works and building a movement to put this knowledge into practice.
Over the past few years there’s been a significant increase in serious violence. The number of offences by children involving knives has risen. And as violent crime has grown, so too has the number of children and young people being recorded as victims. This is a tragedy that’s devastating to individuals, families and communities. But it isn’t inevitable – it’s preventable. As a society we have a duty to protect all children and young people from harm, especially those most at risk.
The Youth Endowment Fund is committed to making change happen to keep children and young people safe. Here’s how they will do it.
They will fund good work in England and Wales that aims to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence.
- They will find what works by evaluating every programme and activity that it funds.
- And they will work for change by spreading and scaling what we know to work.
To find out more, visit the Youth Endowment Fund website at https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/