What is a Regional Youth Work Unit?

Youth Focus South East known as a Regional Youth Work Unit (RYWU) act as hubs for developing and supporting youth work in their regions, working with commissioners, providers and young people themselves to ensure the sector is well-informed, skilled and responsive to changes in government policies and young people’s needs. They are a core element of infrastructure support for the youth sector in their regions.

RYWUs are independent organisations, based in the region they cover, with governance arrangements that reflect the voices of youth organisations in the region

RYWUs collaborate with a wide range of local, regional and national organisations with an interest in supporting and developing youth work. They may lead on multi-organisation partnerships in their areas or might undertake regional roll-out of national programmes in collaboration with national bodies. At the heart of a RYWU is the needs of young people and the youth sector in their regions.

What does the South East cover?

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Oxfordshire
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

Upcoming Dates

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Regional Impact Network South East Meetings

Youth Focus South East Meetings

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YFSE News

Training

Navigating Global Conflict – NYA

This session will explore how global conflict impacts young people locally and globally, and the value in adopting a humanitarian approach. We will discuss the challenges of maintaining impartiality and navigating our own views while supporting young people. We will address media influences, mental health concerns, and strategies for ensuring safety and wellbeing for both young people and practitioners. We will be joined by Olivia Young, Community Education Coordinator for The British Red Cross. An educator for over a decade,

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Funding Updates

Boshier Grant Scheme

The Boshier Grant Scheme, on behalf of Thea and Peter Boshier, is open for applications until 19 July. We will be accepting applications from registered charities for funding up to £25,000 towards projects that benefit autistic people in the UK. The Boshier Grant Scheme (autism.org.uk)

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The Boshier Grant Scheme, on behalf of Thea and Peter Boshier, is open for applications until 19 July. We will be accepting applications from registered charities for funding up to £25,000 towards projects that benefit autistic people in the UK: http://bit.ly/3YePg3o

🚨 This month's #YouthWorkConnect is taking place next week🚨

Get prepared by checking out @britishredcross's teaching resources: https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/international-humanitarian-law-teaching-resources

Register for the session 👇

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🎉 Four new grants awarded through our @FORD Fund

These projects are delivering initiatives supporting young people aged 11 – 25 to grow skills for life. We can’t wait to see their work in action!

@Montysbikehub
Second Itchen South Scouts
@SolentYouth
Southampton City Farm

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Upcoming Meeting

New Dates coming soon 

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Future Meetings 2022

Youth Focus South East

Thursday 27th January 2022

1pm – 2pm – NYA Apprenticeship Roadshow
2pm – 3pm – Youth Focus South East

Friday 25th March 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 27th May 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 22nd July 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 30th September 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 25th November 2022

10am – 12pm

Regional Youth Impact Network South East

Friday 4th February 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 29th April 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 17th June 2022 – Postponed 

10am – 12pm – Postponed

Friday 16th September 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 18th November 2022

10am – 12pm

Funders and Partners