Youth Worker Bursary Fund application form

Youth Worker Bursary Fund application form and guidance for applicants (2019-2020)



Applications open: Thursday 12 September 2019

Applications close: Midnight on Sunday 6 October 2019

About the fund:

The purpose of the Youth Worker Bursary Fund is to provide financial assistance to those undertaking approved qualifications in Youth Work, by providing bursaries to those individuals. The fund was announced by the Minister for Civil Society on 12th September 2019.


  • the fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across England
  • applications should be for £580,000
  • applicants should be able to demonstrate that they can deliver impact across multiple regions in England;
  • bursaries must be allocated to students undertaking either of the following approved qualifications: Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice; Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice
  • applicants should be able to demonstrate how they will ensure that bursaries will be provided to individuals who would otherwise experience financial difficulties in accessing Youth Worker qualifications (e.g. bursaries should not be provided to individuals whose workplace would ordinarily pay for their Youth Worker qualifications)
  • the value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income
  • all funds must be claimed by the applicant and committed to students by 31 March 2020
  • applicants must include a copy of their safeguarding policy, along with a statement that confirms the applicant has effective and appropriate safeguarding procedures that protect employees, beneficiaries or volunteers from harm, and that explains how any concerns and incidents are managed

Application details:

  • the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 6th October 2019
  • applicants should answer all questions on the application form
  • applications received before the closing date will be assessed after the closing date
  • applications received after the closing date will not be assessed
  • available information and guidance relating to this round of funding is contained in the documents above
  • we are not able to respond to requests for support in completing this application as this is a competitive process

Send your completed application to:

Successful applicants will be informed in November 2019. We expect the grant agreement will be finalised with the successful applicant by the end of November 2019. Exact timing may vary.

Published 12 September 2019