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Jewish Youth Fund

The Jewish Youth Fund was established in 1937 to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI with the object of strengthening Anglo-Jewish youth work. The Fund continues to achieve this by making grants to Jewish youth organisations in Britain.

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Jewish Youth Fund

Grants Criteria

  • Criteria 01 - Organisations, groups and clubs not individuals.
  • Criteria 02 - Requests for £1000 - £10,000 may be considered in a start-up situation in order to get an initiative off the ground. Funding in subsequent years is dependant on receiving a report on what has happened.
  • Criteria 03 - Opportunities to provide a positive informal education environment for young Jews in the UK.
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BBYO

BBYO

16 Feb 2021

BBYO were able to run three days of remote and online activities over three days over the Winter holidays…

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Bnei Akiva

Bnei Akiva

16 Feb 2021

With the help of The Jewish Youth Fund Bnei Akiva ran a leadership training program.

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Maccabi GB

Maccabi GB

16 Feb 2021

With JYF support Maccabi GB is continuing its Sports Leadership Program following Sports Leaders UK Curriculum…

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Testimonials

  • FZY’s membership have been greatly impacted by the generous and continued support of the Jewish Youth Fund. Without their commitment, FZY would not have been able to affect thousands of young Jewish people - the future leadership of the movement and the community.

    Joel Jacobs, Executive Director, FZY
  • With JYF support we can run one of the highlights of our Noam year, our residential leadership training programme, where our young people have the opportunity to learn from and with each other, as well as from world class educators. JYF are great to work with, are supportive beyond finances and really care about our work and young people.

    Lucy Cohen, Director, Noam Masorti Youth
  • At Bnei Akiva we are privileged to work alongside and be supported by the Jewish Youth Fund. With their support and guidance we ensure that we provide the highest quality of education for our Chanichim at every Bnei Akiva activity. The JYF has directly helped us impact the lives of thousands of Jewish children across the country, for which we are incredibly grateful.

    Adam Waters, COO, Bnei Akiva UK
  • The support of the Jewish Youth Fund has never been more appreciated than during the the pandemic. Its understanding and empathy has allowed Habonim Dror to continue to serve the needs of our members and the wider community. We have rapidly transitioned to online programming, supporting our members at schools and universities, and finding new ways to give them a positive, informal Jewish space. Many thanks for the continued support - chazak ve amatz! (be strong and have courage!).

    Harrison Engler, Mazkir, Habonim Dror
  • UJIA has always seen the Jewish Youth Fund as a core part of the infrastructure that supports informal Jewish youth activities in the UK. We have been proud to partner with JYF a number of times and have always found it to be an engaged, strategic and professional funder, who listen to the needs of grantees and of young people and add significant value to the sector.

    Robin Moss, Director of Strategy, UJIA
  • We have been incredibly grateful for the support and guidance offered by the JYF team. The application process, criteria and additional guidance have been clear and ongoing communication is always consistent. We value our connection with the Jewish Youth Fund and look forward to continuing our partnership going forward.

    Natasha Shaw, Executive Director, BBYO