Fund title: #iwill Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To develop opportunities for young people to participate in social action through partner organisations: Comic Relief #iwill Fund now open.

Application deadline:

12 May 2017 (for Comic Relief #iwill Fund)

Fund description:

The Big Lottery Fund has launched the #iwill Fund to develop opportunities for young people to take part in social and community activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.

The #iwill Fund aims to transform the culture of community engagement and social action among 10-20 year olds.

A portfolio of match-funders will distribute the funds from a central investment pot created by the Government and Big Lottery Fund:

Comic Relief will provide social action opportunities for young people in areas and backgrounds with below-average levels of participation.
A new £2.4million fund is now open for projects that will work with young people in areas of high need and deprivation, and where there are minimal services or activities available for young people. Most grants will be up to £150,000 over 3 years. Applications need to be submitted by 12 May 2017. Find out more

Pears Foundation will support activity within education, health and social care;

UK Community Foundations will distribute grants for local social action opportunities through their network of 43 Community Foundations in England;

Sport England will support projects which create opportunities for 10-20 year-olds to use sport as a way to get involved in community activities.

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