If you applied
Because of the very high demand for this funding:
- it may take longer than 12 weeks to get a decision from us
- we cannot give you feedback if you are unsuccessful (apart from what we include in the email where we tell you our decision).
You should not increase how much your organisation is spending until we’ve offered you funding
As we may not be able to fund everyone who applies.
You must tell us if you have match funding withdrawn, or if you receive funding for the same project costs as you’re applying for
We may contact you for more information about anything we asked about in the application
We asked how many young people will take part in your work
We asked the age groups of the young people that will take part in your work
We can fund work with young people aged 11 to 18, or up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
We asked the total hours of youth work you will deliver
With this funding, if you get it.
We asked for your proposed budget using our template
We need to see a budget that tells us how much money you are asking for and gives us a breakdown of what costs this will cover using our budget table template (Excel spreadsheet, 25 KB).
We asked you to upload your organisation’s most recent accounts
We also asked for the date your accounts wrap up each year and how much income you have.
If you did not have annual accounts because you’re a new organisation (less than 15 months old), we asked you for a projection of your income and spending over the next 12 months.
We asked for the contact details, home addresses and dates of birth of two different people from your organisation. We needed a different email address for each person.
One person should be someone we can talk to if we have questions about your project. The other should be a senior member of your organisation, who'll be legally responsible for the funding. Both need to live in the UK.
These two people cannot be related. Related can mean:
- related by marriage
- in a civil partnership with each other
- in a long-term relationship with each other
- related through a long-term partner
- living together at the same address
- related by blood.
We asked for the legal name of your organisation, its address, and what type of organisation it is
We asked you to check these details before applying. We also asked you to check any registration numbers you may have – like a charity number or company number. It will slow down your application if these details are incorrect.
We asked you about what you’d like funding for and why
- what extra youth work you are planning to deliver and how this will benefit young people aged 11 to 18 years or up to 25 for young people with SEND
- how you effectively engage with young people at risk of antisocial behaviour
- the number of extra hours of youth work you’ll provide and how many young people you think will attend
- how your project will achieve positive outcomes for young people
- how your project will fit in with other activities in the local area
- how you involve young people in shaping your project – we call this ‘youth voice’
- how your service is open to young people without any barriers to attendance and run by trusted adults, such as qualified youth workers, youth support workers or experienced volunteers
- why your organisation is the right one to deliver this work.
We asked for your current safeguarding policy
You need to have a safeguarding policy for working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. This must be proportionate and relevant to your organisation’s activities and have been agreed by your trustees or other governing body. This policy must be reviewed regularly and staff and trustees must be trained on its contents.
We’ll ask to see this policy as part of the application process. The NSPCC have lots of advice about setting and following good safeguarding policies. You can also find safeguarding resources on the NCVO website.
If your application is successful, you’ll have to agree that you have a policy in place which explains how young people will be kept safe. For the lifetime of the project, you’ll need to follow our expectations on safeguarding children and adults at risk. If there is a safeguarding incident, we have the right to inform DCMS of the incident - but we will not share any personal data with them.
We also asked you to read and agree to our terms and conditions
You can read the terms and conditions.
To find out how we use the personal data you give us you can read our Data Protection Statement.
Because we are a public body, we need to make sure that our funding to you complies with Subsidy Control rules. There is nothing you need to do, and we’ll only contact you if we need more information.
If you get funding
If you are funded you must spend it by 31 March 2026.
We do checks on the information you give us
As an organisation that gives out public funds, we carry out some checks on the information you give to us. Learn more about our checks.
What happens to your data
Check our privacy notice to find out what personal data we will collect and how and why we’ll use this data as part of the Million Hours Fund.