Positive Future For Young People Fund (PFYPF)

The Council are looking to fund two youth services to provide support for young people whom are from, or identify with, the LGBTQ+ community, and those young people who have Special Educational Needs.    Details of the services we are looking to fund are below.


In 2021, the Council ran the first round of grants from the Positive Future for Young People Fund.   The Fund secured provision for young people’s activities for the period March 2022 – April 2024.  This included targeted services aimed at groups of young people who may require additional support.  The two successful providers will work alongside existing grant funded and statutory organisations to provide targeted support to the following:

•        Young people from, or whom identify with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + community (LGBTQ+)

•        Young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disability.

What is PFYFP?

The PFYPF is part of the council’s Youth New Deal, which followed a review of youth services undertaken in 2020. The Youth New Deal is committed to raise the profile of services in Southwark so that no young person is left behind and have positive lives now and in the future. 

The Youth Review made a firm commitment to reviewing the youth programme offer, to ensure that providers are offering activity programmes that are informed and shaped by what young people want.

The priority activities for the PFYPF funding stream have been shaped by our young people as they are at the heart of our future service delivery and will influence decisions affecting their lives.

The Application Process

This a two stage application process to applying for the Positive Future For Young People Fund:

  • Stage 1: Full application form
  • Stage 2: Presentation

How much you can apply for

We have set aside a grant of £24,000 for the provision of Special Educational Needs and £27,000 for the provision of LGBTQ+ services.  The Grant is for 12 months from 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2024.

Positive Future For Young People Fund (PFYPF)

Targeted Provision for LGBTQ+ and special Educational Needs 2023-2024


Opens 7 October 2022 10 am

Stage 1 - Application Form


18th November 2022 11.59pm

Stage 2 - Presentations

Held on

w/c 5th December 2022

Stage 1 - Application form

If you are interested in this opportunity, you will need to complete an online application form providing supporting documentation, which will be submitted on our Grant Management Software (GMS) and can be found at the following address https://southwarkgrants.co.uk

Stage 2 - Presentations

If your application is successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to attend to give a presentation. Information will be sent separately 

Briefing sessions

Potential applicants can attend one of the Q&A briefing sessions below, which will provide further information and advice about the funding application process.

Q&A Briefing Session 1 

Monday 17 October 2022, 10am - 11am

Q&A Briefing Session 2

Tuesday 18 October 2022, 2pm - 3pm

We encourage all potential applicants to attend one of the Q&A briefing sessions. To book a place, email us. The briefing sessions will be held online via MS Teams (link sent separately).

If you're unable to attend any of the sessions, email us your query or questions

Following the Q&A briefing sessions, a full list of FAQs will also be available on our website. 

Please note - If you're unable to attend any of the briefing sessions, you can still apply!

Resources to assist with funding applications can be obtained from Community Southwark.


Page last updated: 17 October 2022

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