Youth Opportunity Fund

Would you like up to £3500 for your project or activity? Apply now for the Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund and make your idea a reality.

The Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund gives you the chance to run a project for other young people. You come up with the idea for an activity – and if the young people on the Hackney YOF Panel like your application  – you’ll get the grant! To apply, you need to be aged 8 – 19 and live, work or study in Hackney and you need to form a project team with two other young people.

Download the 2017 forms

Deadlines for Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund

  • Round One: 24 February 2017
  • Round Two: September 2017

In 2014, Young people from the Pembury Youth Club used their Hackney YOF grant to run dance workshops with the pioneer of bodypopping, Popin’ Pete.


How to apply

In order to apply you need to have the support of an organisation like a youth club or school. Send your completed application to yof@hackney.gov.uk or by post to Seána Murphy, Young Hackney (1CYPS), Third Floor, Hackney Service Centre, London, E8 1DY. Please note, applications that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

Who decides: The Hackney YOF Panel

All decisions about projects are made by the Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund Panel, a group of young people aged 11 – 19. If you are interested in joining the Panel, then click here.

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