Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services – ECVYS – is the umbrella charity for youth organisations operating across Essex – whether small voluntary groups or larger charities. They have just announced details of the VVU Community Grants for 2022-2024, with applications being considered from 15th August

The 2022-2024 VVCS grant round is for local not for profit voluntary or community clubs or organisations based in (and therefore delivering in) Essex, Southend and Thurrock only, and ECVYS are looking to fund projects that meet their stated aims and can run from April 2023- 31st March 2024.

Groups can apply for up to £20,000 to deliver support and interventions for children, young people, young adults and families (families must include children and young people, and ‘young person’ is defined as up to the age of 25). Projects must demonstrate how they have a positive impact on issues relating to crime and anti-social behaviour and violence and vulnerability. This may include early intervention work, gang & ‘county lines’, and child criminal exploitation projects.

For further information on eligibility and grant criteria, please visit the ECVYS website: