#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. Community Foundation Wakefield District 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 – Please note the deadline for #iwill fund Wakefield has been extended
Thursday 12th October 2017 at 12noon. We aim to inform all applicants whether they have been funded by mid-November 2017.

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

To Apply
Please download and read the Fund Criteria above. You can then access the online application form here.

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

Future Rounds
There will be two rounds. Projects awarded funding in this round will be able to apply for up to 50% of continuation costs in the next round (new projects can also apply to the next round).


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