The #iwill fund has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places.
The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action.
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.
Big Lottery Fund and the Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering local youth social action opportunities. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill programme.
Grants are available of between £1000 and £5000