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.

YOF 2022

This year’s themes are based around the Youth Council’s Manifesto: Gender violence, mental health, and climate change.

Round 1

Round 1 is open for 6 weeks and will close 16 May 2022 at 5pm.

  • Funding Factory - Wednesday 27 April and Wednesday 11 May, 3 to 7pm. Contact to book a session or sign up online
  • Presentation Panel - Monday 30 May from 5.30pm at Training and Resource Centre, Alma Road, SW18 1AQ

Results will be announced 31 May 2022.

Round 2

Round 2 will open 5 June 2022 and close 29 August 2022 at 5pm. 

Round 3

Round 3 will open 3 October 2022 and close 14 November 2022 at 5pm. 

  • Funding Factory - Wednesday 16 September, 5 to 7.30pm
  • Presentation Panel - Sessions will be held on the week commencing 28 November 2022

Interested in applying?

If you want to submit a bid for YOF 2022, then download the guidance notes and application form and find out all you need to know!

Young Person Panel

We are recruiting a Young Person Panel. The YOF Panel is open to all young people aged 13 to 19 years old, or up to 25 if they have a disability. They must live, work, study or attend a youth provision in Wandsworth. Their role would include running Shortlisting and Presentation Panels, as well as Funding Factories and YOF inspections. Panel members will receive a half day AQA accredited training course to equip them with the skills needed to be a successful member of the YOF Panel.

More information

Get in touch with Jodie Lancashire-Clark, who manages the YOF on the following details:

Phone: 07522 364314