Grant size: £1,000 to £5,000
Location: Leeds, Bradford & Wakefield
A definition of youth social action:
‘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.