NYA Launches Additional Bursary Fund

Following the success of the Bursary Fund launched by the NYA in November 2019, which offered 450 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 220 bursaries are now available.  The bursaries will widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3.  NYA

NYA in Conversation with Baroness Barran

We were delighted to welcome Baroness Diana Barran, Minister for Civil Society to a live Q&A session hosted with Equal Equity.  Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and a special thank you to the fantastic panellists who joined us during the session.  If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it on

Treasury rapid review of government youth policies

Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on

Youth Workers Recognised as Key Workers

NYA would like to thank DCMS whom we have worked with to ensure that youth workers are recognised as key workers. We’ve added a formal letter signed by Leigh and Diana Barran below for you to download. Find out more information on our Guidance page     To find out more about our Bursary programme

Our Workforce Reflections from 2020

 The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership

The Back Youth Alliance joint statement on the 2020 Spending Review

“Youth work transforms young people’s lives. The Covid-19 Support Fund provides a short-term fix ensuring the youth sector can continue to operate, however the sector vitally needs the delayed £500m Youth Investment Fund to innovate and grow the capacity of the youth sector to support young people.” Leigh Middleton, NYA Chief Executive The Back Youth

NYA Confirmed Finalists at Children & Young People Now Awards 2020

NYA is delighted to be a finalist for the Recruitment and Professional Development award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2020, with the awards ceremony and winners being announced on 4th March 2021.  Our submission for the CYPN Awards focused on our Youth Worker Bursary Fund, granted from DCMS, which is delivered in

Call for major youth investment in services for young people

Youth charities are ‘running on empty’ Loss of funding and job cuts threaten the closure of many youth services through the winter. Left unprotected, youth services have already been cut by over 70% in less than a decade.  For every £16 cut on local services, £1 falls on youth work. While funding has been committed

Conversations with Government About Upcoming Lockdown Ongoing

NYA Continue to work with government officials to learn exactly what implications the upcoming lockdown will have on the sector. Please see below a note for the sector on Leigh     We will be holding a webinar to talk through what we learn tomorrow afternoon, please sign up to attend by clicking here

Ten Year Vision for Youth Work

As the National Body for Youth Work in England, the NYA has this week launched its thoughts for a ten year vision for youth work.  We will engage with and lead cross sector consultation to translate this vision into a practical strategy, owned and shared by all in support of youth work.  This collective strategy will be published in Spring