‘Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.’ – Young Foundation
Youth Social Action includes volunteering, fundraising and campaigning, as well as skills and confidence-building projects which work with young people. This fund will prioritise organisations working with young people from less affluent backgrounds, to develop an appetite for this sort of activity
WHAT IS THE #IWILLFUND?
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many young people as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership, it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.
Step Up To Serve, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities. Community Foundations are expected to match this investment.
The #iwillFund looks to support social action activities that create opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to develop their potential and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, and in turn benefit the local people and places.
We will prioritise projects that:
This fund aims to develop opportunities rather than fund the ongoing costs of existing youth work. We are looking to fund organisations that involve young people in volunteering, campaigning and fundraising activities.
We will ask for the following documents to carry out due diligence on your organisation:
We are committed to equality of opportunities in relation to funding and feel that a diverse portfolio of grants allows for more learning and in turn, improvement of practice. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities, to valuing diversity regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion/belief, culture, language, disability, learning difficulty, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, health status, or any other discriminatory grounds.
By completing this application form, UK Community Foundations and its network partners will use the personal data about you and other individuals named in your application to assess and administer a grant application for the #iwill programme. To support with this, searches may be carried out using publicly available sources such as the Charity Commission website. If your application is successful, your details may also be used to contact you to gain your thoughts on the effectiveness and impact of the programme.
We will only use your information where we have a legal basis to do so, for example, to carry out our legitimate business interests to manage and promote our Community Grants or to meet our legal or contractual obligations. By providing any personal data about another person you are confirming that they understand how their data may be used and shared.
You have certain rights when it comes to your personal information. This includes rights to access and correct your information, and to erase, transfer, object to, restrict or take away consent around how we use your information. Please contact your local Community Foundation if you or anyone named in your application have any concerns with the information being used publicly or if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.
BEFORE beginning an application, please read the full fund criteria and guidance via the link below: #iwill fund criteria and guidance for applicants
More details about the principles can be found on the #iwill website. It is important to read these before applying.
To apply for an #iwill grant you will need to complete an online application form.
Please ensure that you have read all of the information above and are eligible for the available funding before going on to the application stage.
If you require any help with your application then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our grants team by following the contact information below.
If you have any questions about applying to this fund then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you or call 0114 242 4294