TOGETHER WE CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available for projects helping to engage young people in social action such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering

Deadline: Closed

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefiting local people and places.

Local charities or voluntary organisations which provide young people with the opportunity to build skills, improve their confidence and contribute to the community can now apply for funding to support their work.

The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social so that by the end of this year as many young people as possible will be taking part in activities such as campaigning, volunteering and fundraising which make a positive difference to their communities.
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

#iwill1920 guidelines

To apply for a grant click here

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