What is it?

The Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Grant is a national programme to fund work by the third sector to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. It was introduced in April 2006 and provides a national source of funding that potentially supports any aspect of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Department’s Children's Plan.

Current funding

The results of the last CYPF grant funding round to fund proposals from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2011 were announced on 24 December 2008.

More than 700 applications were received, 40 per cent more than in the previous round and, from these, funding was offered to 107 bids. The successful proposals cover a range of areas across a wide range of policies benefiting children, young people and families. The results demonstrate our continued commitment to the third sector and the value we place on its work.

For full details, the document Organisations awarded children, young people and families grants 2006 to 2011 is available for download from this page.

Consultation on the future of the grant programme

The Department held a consultation on the future approach and shape of the grant programme in 2009. A summary of the responses to the consultation can be found on the Department's consultations website.

The Department will consider the future shape of the grant programme in the light of the responses to the consultation and the outcome of the next Comprehensive Spending Review which will determine the level of funding available from April 2011. The Department anticipates launching details of the next funding round for applications from April 2011 in summer 2010.

Further sources of funding

Further information on other sources of government funding can be found on the Funding Central website. Funding Central provides a wide range of local, regional and national funding opportunities as well as tools and resources to help third sector organisations access finance.