Currently 4 in 10 young people aged between 10 and 20 get involved in activities that make a positive difference. However, research indicates that almost double this number would take part in things like campaigning, fundraising and volunteering if they had the chance.
Further studies confirm that social action develops 21st century employability skills, boosts access to further and higher education and supports enhanced well-being among young people. It creates a double benefit – to young people AND communities.Social action involves activities which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for.
The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.
We are looking to fund projects involving young people - and particulalry projects with significant input from young people. Further information including eligibility, grant criteria and examples of previously funded projects can be downloaded below