A to Z Youth Work: F

F: Funding

I’m not sure why Funding has the word ‘fun’ in it? The quest for funding is a tough slog for youth work projects ….but an essential one

The deep mysteries of funding include why you can more easily fund buildings than the workers needed to staff them, and why it is easier to get funding for a new (and untried) project than an existing (and succesful) one.
If you have someone on the team who is good at fundraising then you are very blessed. The time taken to research obscure data required by the forms and to fill in the complex applications is considerable.
If you have a local VYS (council for voluntary youth services) join as they are often excellent pointers to funding sources.

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