Summer Opportunities Fund 2018 Announced

The Summer Opportunities Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun, new and accessible activities for children and young people during the summer break. YCF welcomes all applications but is keen to support projects that will focus on providing activities for transition years and that champion collaboration across Camden’s diverse communities.

In total there is £60,000 available for this year’s programme.  £20,000 of which will form two grants of £10,000 each. YCF will award these grants to applications that are able to demonstrate that their projects are creating new opportunities for young people as well as involving an element of community collaboration, for example this could be working to deliver a programme with another voluntary organisation or partner.

YCF will award a proportion of the remaining £40,000 to organisations based on the strength of their applications. YCF invites organisations to apply for grants of up to £5,000. YCF will not accept applications for grants of less than £1,000.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel made up of local young people, voluntary sector representatives and members of YCF’s Board of Trustees.

Important dates:

Applications open: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 6th June 2018

Decisions communicated to applicants: w/commencing 18th June 2018

Projects to be delivered: July and August 2018

Full details including eligibility will be available to organisations on Wednesday 16th May 2018 when applications open. If you have any immediate questions, please get in touch with the YCF team at