Youth Opportunity Fund

The Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) is a pot of funding available to young people, aged 11 to 19 years old, or up to 25 with a disability, who live, go to school or attend a youth provision in Wandsworth.

Young people can apply for up to £4,000 to run a project or activity that will benefit their peers.

The fund is totally youth-led. Young people think of the project ideas, write the bids, present their idea to the YOF Panel and run the projects. They are helped by a supporting organisation.

The bids are also accessed by a group of young people, called the YOF Panel, who decide which projects receive funding.

Help with applications

The YOF Panel run funding factories, where young people can come and ask for some advice on how to write a successful bid. 90% of those who attend a funding factory are successful with their bid.

YOF 2020

There are 3 rounds of YOF this year. Here are the important dates for your diaries:

Round 1

  • Funding Factory – Wednesday 18 March, 5 to 7.30pm - Training and Resource Centre, Alma Road, SW18 1AQ
  • Shortlisting Panel – Wednesday 1 April, 5 to 7.30pm
  • Presentation Panel – Wednesday 15 April, 5 to 7.30pm

Round 2

  • Funding Factory – Wednesday 17 June, 5 to 7.30pm - Location TBC
  • Shortlisting Panel – Wednesday 1 July, 5 to 7.30pm
  • Presentation Panel – Wednesday 15 July, 5 to 7.30pm

Round 3

  • Funding Factory – Wednesday 16 September, 5 to 7.30pm
  • Shortlisting Panel – Wednesday 30 September, 5 to 7.30pm
  • Presentation Panel – Wednesday 14 October, 5 to 7.30pm

Interested in applying?

If you want to submit a bid for YOF 2020, then download the guidance notes and application form and find out all you need to know!

More information

Get in touch with Hannah Crosby, who manages the YOF on the following details:

Email: hannah@participationpeople.com 
Phone: 07511 942396