There are certain groups of young people who need more support at important stages in their lives. Youth in Focus aims to help some of these young people through a targeted programme for specific groups of young people. The minimum grant is £500,000 and the groups the Big Lottery Fund are targeting are:
- Young carers - Helping young people between the ages of 10 and 25 to be heard and get better access to practical advice and services, which can support their day to day lives.
- Young people leaving care - Supporting young people between the ages of 15 and 25, so they get better access to education, housing, healthcare and employment advice and services.
- Young people leaving youth offenders’ institutions - Helping young people between the ages of 15 and 25 to develop their life skills and get better access to services, particularly young men with learning difficulties and young women.