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Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund

social action

Thousands of young people living in disadvantaged areas and from hard-to-reach communities are getting involved in social action by joining uniformed youth organisations through the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund (UYSAF) programme.

Youth United Foundation and the Cabinet Office have awarded £10 million (provided by HM Treasury from LIBOR fines) to organisations delivering a wide range of projects across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 The projects funded for UYSAF are looking to create opportunities where young people are provided with life-changing opportunities to both develop themselves, as well as their community through social action.

The successful organisations for the first round of funding are:

  • Catholic Guides of Ireland Northern Region
  • Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade
  • Combined Cadet Force Association
  • Fire Cadets
  • Girlguiding
  • Jewish Lads' & Girls' Brigade
  • Marine Society & Sea Cadets
  • Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA)/Army Cadet Force (ACF)/Air Cadets
  • St John Ambulance
  • The Boys' Brigade
  • The Girls’ Brigade England and Wales 
  • The Scouts Association
  • Volunteer Police Cadets
  • Woodcraft Folk

UYSAF Round 2 (innovation) focuses on innovative approaches to youth social action and engaging with young people.