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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Applications are now open for the new Brighton & Hove Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to build 'pride of place' and improve quality of life for residents across the city.

Read more here: https://ow.ly/ga0C50Qc3YA

Winchester City Council’s small grant enabled Street Reach charity to purchase some modular furniture to provide a welcoming space to deliver various projects for vulnerable young people in Winchester. Can we help with your project? Check eligibility here: https://www.winchester.gov.uk/grants-for-not-for-profit-organisations

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A big thanks to everyone who attended the YFSE Regional Meeting today - a great turnout with a lot of National and Regional updates.
Thank you for supporting the unit's growth.
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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