Grant Giving Criteria for Summer 2024

As the prime funder of Youth activities in the UK, the UJIA provide core funding for mainstream Jewish youth movements, covering rent and staff salaries, whilst the JYF assists with supplementary financial support for specific activities or projects involving Jewish Youth.  It is also able to offer some support to independent groups who meet the JYF criteria.

Our criteria for awards to be distributed in June 2024 are:

  • Applicants must have received a grant from The Jewish Youth Fund in the last three years to be considered OR Be a charity that has only been established in the last 5 years.
  • Applicants will therefore be Jewish organisations, groups or clubs which are UK registered charities whose beneficiaries are of the Jewish faith in the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants must provide positive informal educational experiences and/or recreation opportunities for young people of the Jewish faith within the UK, defined as those aged 9-21 in an informal setting.
  • Grants will only be awarded if there is confidence that Child Protection, Health & Safety, and other relevant policies are in place and being applied consistently.
  • Support for leadership training will be based on a per capita basis, taking into consideration the numbers of young people who attend the programme for whom leaders are being trained.
  • Applicants can apply for grants worth £500 – £10,000
  • Applications are still encouraged from Jewish organisations with projects for young people with disabilities, who have a long-term illness, special educational needs or are considered to belong to at-risk groups (e.g. NEETs).
  • Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they have sought best-value pricing, economies of scale, sharing of resources/training etc where appropriate to ensure cost efficiencies and value for money.
  • The JYF would prefer to fund specific projects or programmes but will consider staff costs on an exceptional basis.
  • The JYF will not consider applications for large capital grants at this time.