#iwill fund – WAKEFIELD

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Big Lottery Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. Wakefield District Council are acting as match funders and Leeds Community Foundation are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund in Wakefield.

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. 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 and volunteering 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.


You can apply as a local organisation for awards of between £1,000 and £5,000.

Closing Date
12noon on Thursday 13th September 2018.

Fund Criteria
Please download and read the full Fund Criteria here.

To Apply
Please read the full criteria above to ensure you are eligible. You can then click here to access the online application form. 

Further Information
For further information on the #iwill fund please visit: www.iwill.org.uk

Previous Rounds
This is the second of two rounds. Projects awarded funding in the previous round can apply for up to 50% of continuation costs in this round (new projects can also apply).

If you have any queries, please contact our Grants Team on grants@leedscf.org.uk or 0113 242 2426.


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