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Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF)

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 2021

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

Round 1

  • The deadline for round 1 has passed

Round 2

  • Deadline for applications 17th September 2021
  • Funding Factory - contact to book a session
  • Presentation Panel - TBC

Round 3

  • Funding Factory - TBC
  • Shortlisting Panel - TBC
  • Presentation Panel - TBC

Interested in applying?

If you want to submit a bid for YOF 2021, then download the guidance notes and fill in the application form and find out all you need to know!

More information

Get in touch with Ed Cooney, who manages the YOF on the following details:

Phone: 07841 015 813