How YWU supports the sector


A listing of available funding from small one-off grants to multiple year funding.

Regional, National and International News

Latest news in the Youth sector, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally.


The latest reports affecting the sector, finding information and links to them all here.


Useful resources for Youth Work Practitioners

Jobs & Opportunities

Current roles in the youth work sector from across the region.

Events & Training notices 

A listing, with links to the YWU events and more.


We are all too aware of the difficulties faced by all providers of youth work in these difficult times with rising costs to provide and increasing demand on services continue. Funding becomes even more vital we aim to provide access to funding opportunities from small one of grants to long-term multiple year funding.  

  • The Northern Powergrid Foundation, a registered charity established by Northern Powergrid, which has supported 60 projects in its first year, has launched its latest funding round to empower local communities across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire to become energy resilient.

    Funding applications are open now and accepted until May 13, 2024.

  • We award grants to registered UK charities that work with communities in the UK.

    In 2024, the first 2 rounds prioritise projects that focus on disability – specifically employment and training for people living with disabilities to ensure better access.  Open between 1st – 30th April

    We have decided to focus the other 2 rounds for 2024 on Food Poverty, given the increasing levels across the UK.

  • Led By and For organisations specialising in racial justice and/or gender justice, registered AND delivering work in Yorkshire and the Humber.

    funding Between GBP £200,00 and £450,000 length of funding 3 to 5 years (36 months to 60 months)

    proposal deadline 12PM (BST) Thursday 02nd May 2024

Regional, National and International News



  • A scheme that provides information on local government, local elections, and why they matter.

  • National Living and Minimum Wage rates were updated on 1 April

  • Campaigning in a General Election Year – Scout Guide

  • Water for Peace Activation Kit for Schoolchildren

Job Opportunities

Are you looking for your first role in youth work? Or perhaps you are looking to use your established knowledge and skills in a new role. Our jobs listing may just be what you need.

Individual organisations are invited to list their vacancy(ies) on our page for free. However, the YWU take no responsibility for the content of external vacancy listings.

Do you have a vacancy you want to advertise? Contact the team on

Youth Worker Opportunities

Here you will find opportunities for all working with young people from training opportunities to being involved with national projects. Please note that unless clearly stated these opportunities are not provided by the Youth Work Unit and do not take no responsibility for their content.

Do you have an opportunity you want to advertise? Contact the team on

Events & training notices 

Here at the YWU we provide several events from our youth workers networks to our annual conference. We provide training in all aspects of youth work and beyond many are delivered specifically for individual organisations, though occasionally we do offer open courses for anyone to enrol.

More information about training the YWU can provide can be found here for more information contact the team on