Now more than ever before, this support is essential in ensuring that young people have access to safe spaces, trusting adults, and development opportunities out of school, so that they can thrive and move into adulthood with the confidence and the social and emotional competencies and practical skills to succeed.
Oxfordshire Youth is committed to meeting the changing needs of the grassroots organisations in Oxfordshire that work with children and young people aged 8-25, those who have continued to do so during Covid-19 and those who are struggling to survive. UK Youth research shows that two-thirds of youth organisations with a turnover of under £250k will close as a result of the pandemic. In Oxfordshire this would equate to around 70 organisations.
Oxfordshire Youth’s established support for the sector
The majority of this work is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund until March 2023. The three aims of this work are:
- To ensure that youth work provision across Oxfordshire continues to offer high-quality provision and to expand its reach in disadvantaged areas
- To support and develop a new and existing generation of young leaders and youth workers
- To transform the voice and influence of grassroots youth organisations and the young people they serve locally
In this section of the website you will find information and resources about our support for the sector.
If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
To view the Youth in Mind Guide 2020, please click here:
Youth in Mind Guide 2020