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1. Title: SOCIAL SERVICES – FUNDING2. Awarding Authority: Youth Endowment Fund, GB. Web: 3. Contract type: Service contract4. Description: Applications open on 19 April for the Youth Endowment Fund’s next grant round, with up to £20 million available.The themed grant round is entitled Another chance – Diversion from the criminal justice system, with the Youth Endowment Fund aiming to answer through it ‘Which diversion approaches work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds from becoming involved in violence?’It’s aiming to identify around 10-20 programmes that are ready for robust impact evaluation or could be supported to reach this point within two years, and is looking to spend between £10 million and £20 million depending on the quality of the applications.5. CPV Code(s): 85320000, 85300000, 850000006. NUTS code(s): UKI, UKI3, UKI317. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: London, Inner London – West, Camden And City Of London.8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.9. Estimated value of requirement: with up to £20 million available.10. Applications will close on 14.5.2021.11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information regarding the above contract notice please visit:12. Other information: Projects must meet all of the following criteria:They must support children (aged 10 – 17 living in England and Wales) identified at one of four turning point moments before court action is taken for a crime: not yet arrested but identified by police or other statutory bodies as at high risk of becoming involved in crime; at point of injury due to a violent incident; at point of arrest; or prior to charge and court action (often referred to as out of court disposals)They must provide: family and parenting support; mental health and therapeutic support; or restorative justiceThey must involve a referral by a relevant statutory body, for example: police, Violence Reduction Unit, Local Authority Youth Offending Team, or Acute healthcare trust. But programmes may be provided by charities, public services, or private sector organisations.They must be programmes that have sufficient scale and evidence of impact to run a large-scale efficacy and/or effectiveness evaluation, or that require a pilot study, but that could be ready for an efficacy and/or effectiveness trial within two years.Full details available on the website aboveTKR-2021414-EX-1594005# funding opportunity