Connected Futures

Welcome to the Connected Futures Fund 

We are delighted to launch our new £6.1 million fund to support young people to get good jobs through pioneering local partnerships.

When young people facing disadvantage told us what they want from employment support, they talked about changes to the whole system. It is clear that these young people need:  

  • holistic support that responds to their situation by taking their needs and strengths into account 
  • aligned services that work together to help them achieve their goals, rather than pulling in different directions 
  • connected services with effective communication and coordination across organisations and sectors so that they don’t have to navigate everything for themselves 
  • consistent support over time 

We are looking for partnership bids that tackle this issue.

To be successful, applications must be strong advocates of our mission, our ‘what works’ evidence-based approach and support our values.  

We envisage funding 6-8 bids for up to 18 months, then making longer-term commitments to 2-4 bids.


Join us at our workshops for prospective applicants and hear more about the fund. We’ll go through frequently asked questions and it is an opportunity for you to ask new questions.

To register for Wednesday 24 November at 15.00 please click here, or to register for Wednesday 8 December at 10.00, please click here.

Useful information

If you are interested in Connected Futures funding, we recommend you read the following information to prepare for your application:

Applications open

Thursday 4 November 2021 

Applications close

Monday 17 January 2022 midnight

How do I apply?

Please apply online here


If you have a question, please call us on 020 7553 4539 or email:

Case Study

Learn more about what young people told us when asked about their experiences of youth employment support and how it can be improved.

Case Study

Interested in projects that successfully changed the system and improved services delivered at a local level? Find out more by reading these case studies from across the country.

Meet the Grantees

Read about the work our grant holders are doing to help young people facing discrimination and disadvantage to access and keep good quality jobs.

How to Apply

Applications open on Thursday 4 November 2021.

Please apply online here 




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Grants Team

If you have any questions about our grants programme, please contact the grants team

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