YouTube unveils new initiative to support educational content and creators

YouTube unveils new initiative to support educational content and creators

YouTube has launched a new project with the aim of supporting education-focused content on the platform.

The initiative, YouTube Learning, will see the video giant awarding grants to creators and channels with a focus on learning content. It'll also run promotions to back education channels.

This announcement comes as part of YouTube's quarterly update, where a number of issues with the platform were addressed. 

"I’m proud to announce a new initiative, YouTube Learning, through which we’re providing grants and promotion to support education focused creator content, expert organizations and learners," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in the post.

“Our hope is to support those who use YouTube to share their knowledge with the world and the millions of users who come to our platform to learn."

YouTube updates

The blog post also detailed a number of other improvements to the platform. Wojcicki logged some stats on the growth of YouTube, as well as a reminder of YouTube's recently announced copyright tool. 

However, the post failed to address some of the larger problems that creators are facing with YouTube, such as testing new features without warning.

The platform is also getting in to trouble repeatedly with reports of inappropriate ads showing alongside videos targeted at children.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.