Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support grant programme

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
18th July 2020
Closing Date:
This grants programme has temporarily closed. This is due to approaching the end of the financial year and available funds for grant making becoming limited. Therefore it has been decided to temporarily closed to avoid disappointment of applying for a grant when there is limited funding available.
Maximum grant awarded:

About the Youth Sector Support Fund
Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. This fund has to date supported projects and collaborations that result in a range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector. This fund has aimed to complement Targeted Youth Services (TYS) contracts by filling gaps in services across the city.

In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak we are now re-opening the Youth Sector Support Fund, and Bristol City Council has agreed that the immediate focus should be to support youth organisations through the current crisis.

The focus is now to support Bristol based youth sector organisations whose finances are significantly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, so they can maintain contact with young people and can recover and continue their work once this outbreak eases and restrictions are lifted.

What you can apply for
Your application for a grant must directly relate to challenges emerging from the Coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions to your normal work that have been put in place as a result. Applications for grants could cover one or more of the following:

Running costs of organisations will be supported, but must only cover a period up to the end of October 2020.

Whilst there is currently no closing date, we will be holding regular fortnightly decisions panels, with the first being held two weeks after the opening date of this programme. If we receive your application in time we will consider your application at the next scheduled panel meeting. If we have been unable to process your application in time, your application will be considered at the following panel meeting.

Quartet Community Foundation is working with Voscur to provide bespoke support to organisations wishing to apply to this programme. Please contact Voscur if you need support with submitting an application to this grants programme. Their contact details are here. Also, Voscur are currently updating news of other support available to organisations that are struggling because of coronavirus. Further information is here.


Please make sure you download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.