In partnership with Comic Relief, The Youth Endowment Fund has announced a new £10 million fund to back programmes that support families and keep children from violent crime.
The charity is looking to identify around 5 to 10 programmes to fund and evaluate with an overall budget of between £6 million and £10 million.
It is interested in funding and evaluating programmes where the evidence of positive impact on children is promising. In this round the fund is being focused in four main areas:
- Parenting programmes (including programmes for foster carers or people working with children in residential care), which help parents and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships.
- Family therapy interventions (including for children in foster care), which offer whole families structured forms of therapy.
- Programmes to reduce parental conflict, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents or carers.
- Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to children and adults.
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