NYA is delighted to have been awarded The National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 emergency funding for the Routes to Success project.  The project will support the delivery of activities designed to support communities through the COVID-19 crisis. Young people have been severely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown and Youth Workers are faced with supporting them to navigate a range of challenges. 

Phase one of the Routes to Success project is focused on two specific areas: 

  • Developing Sector Practice 
  • Organisational Development Programme

Find out more about these two areas and see how you can get involved in this fantastic project.  

Developing Sector Practice

Over the next six months we will be delivering a variety of free webinars to help youth workers and those working with young people to develop their skills, practice and knowledge.  The webinars cover a variety of topics, including youth violence, rural youth work, anti-racism and trauma informed practice.  

Each webinar is 1-hour 30 minutes in length, with leading experts providing information and tools you can take away and implement with the young people you work with.  

If you’ve missed some of the early sessions, you can catch up on demand on our Youtube Channel

Simply sign up using the form 
below and receive your login details to access the webinars.  If you are unable to watch the live webinars, make sure you sign up so you can watch them on demand. 


Organisational Development Programme 

We are delighted to be offering 20 small-to-medium sized organisations the opportunity to work with our youth work specialists to deliver the best possible services for young people.  Working with each organisation’s leadership team, we will provide support to move through their development plan, examine specific challenges and co-design bespoke solutions to meet the needs of the organisation in the context of their local community, and specific circumstances. 

The programme will include a blend of on-line activity, events, podcasts and webinars, and a network of youth-workers offering specialist advice and consultancy.  

We are pleased to announce the successful organisations below: 

  • Hessle Road Network 
  • Zone Youth Project 
  • Concordia Volunteers 
  • RMD Adventure Learning 
  • Wiltshire Youth for Christ
  • Dawdon Youth and Community Centre 
  • Powered by NRG C.I.C. 
  • Youth Action 
  • Winchester Street Reach 
  • Participation Works NW
  • No Shame in Running 
  • The Sidney Walter Centre 
  • Southwater Youth Project
  • Seeds4Success 
  • Kidderminster & District Youth Trust 
  • Base 51 
  • The Crib 
  • Kinsman and Treningle Tenants and Residents Association 
  • Lifespace Trust 
  • The Matrix Trust