Following the success of the Bursary Funding launched by the NYA in November 2019, which has so far offered 650 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 547 bursaries are now available for 2022/23.
The bursaries, which have been made possible by £790,000 of Government funding, will continue to widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3. NYA works in partnership with the Network of Regional Youth Work Units; in the design and delivery of the bursaries. This supports a localised and needs based approach, maximising the reach and impact of the funds. For this new round of bursaries there will also be targeted investment to ensure that under-represented parts of the youth sector can access qualifications. Also for the first time the funding will support access to Leadership and Management modules and assessor training across England.
NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said:
“NYA is delighted to announce a third year of funding for youth work training. Working with our fantastic partners in the Regional Youth Work Units we are able to continue to invest in more people and grow the youth workforce, a critical step in rebuilding and strengthening youth services across the country. We have worked with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport over the last three years to fund nearly 1200 trusted adults to have the skills to support the most vulnerable young people in communities.”
Minister for Sport, Tourism, Civil Society and Youth, Nigel Huddleston, said:
“We are supporting young people to have the best start in life and our recently announced National Youth Guarantee is backed by £560 million of funding.
“I’m pleased to be providing a further £790,000 of support for the National Youth Agency so it can continue its fantastic work delivering bursaries, supporting youth workers to enrich the lives of young people and improving accessibility and opportunities for youth workers from all backgrounds.”
–Expressions of interest for this round of bursaries have now closed–