Young Manchester Youth and Play Fund 2020 

We are delighted to be launching the new Youth and play Fund for Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council, the #iwill Fund and Curious Minds.

The fund seeks to build on work to date to build a strong, vibrant sustainable Youth and Play sector, which enables every child and young person in Manchester to thrive and to realise their full potential through outstanding opportunities.

This funding will :

  • Provide universal open access youth and play work for children and young people across Manchester
  • Support quality provision for children and young people
  • Support the inclusion of all children and young people in youth and play provision
  • Continue to strengthen partnerships and collaboration
  • Support the creation of a City of Social Action where youth social action is embedded and transforms children and young people’s lives
  • Place children and young people’s voice and experience at the heart of services

The Youth and Play Fund is intended to provide a strong foundation and platform of delivery which can attract and enable continued growth and investment in our sector. Funding is available in four pots. We are looking to fund:

  • Place-Based Youth and Play Provision:  programmes that focus on open access youth and play activities in place-based settings.  We want to see social action embedded within all proposals and delivery.
  • City-Wide Provision: programmes and initiatives that provide opportunities for partnerships/consortiums/organisations to provide services which enhance the place-based offer. These programmes will provide direct services to young people and drive inclusion, or offer specialist support.
  • Cultural Partnerships: youth and play organisations to develop partnerships with arts and cultural organisations or practitioners to enhance practice and achieve outcomes for children and young people in Manchester.
  • Strategic Leadership: sector-led infrastructure programmes that are able to drive quality in particular areas of focus, building a stronger Youth and Play sector in Manchester.

The deadline for applications is 4th December 2019 at 3pm.

Please see Fund Prospectus, Application form and guidance below.

For any questions you may have about the fund, please contact Young Manchester on or by phone on 0161 631 2881.

Young Manchester Youth and Play Fund 2020 Prospectus

Young Manchester Youth and Play Fund 2020 Guidance notes

Young Manchester Youth and Play Fund 2020 Application Form

Young Manchester Youth and Play Fund 2020 FAQs

Children and Young People Data Analysis 2019