Young people have unique needs and problems as they prepare for adulthood in a rapidly changing world. Youth development is a high-need, high-profile area, with many adult controlled programmes focused on one aspect of a young person's life, e.g. drugs, suicide. Research suggests broader, community-based programmes aimed at empowering young people to avoid or cope with challenges are the most effective long term.
The Foundation favours supporting programmes that foster positive connections to home, school, peers and community, and include active involvement of young people at all stages.
The Tindall Foundation can support small, local youth initiatives through its Faith and Regional Funding Managers.
For national and larger-scale initiatives, an online application can be made directly to the Foundation.
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