Funding Available to Help Young People Engage in Social Action


Charities and community groups working in and across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire can now apply for funding for projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them.

Through the #iwill Fund, Northamptonshire Community Foundation is looking for groups that engage young people aged 10-20 in activities such as campaigning, fundraising or volunteering.

Funding of up to £5000 is available to groups including registered charities, community groups, social enterprises and CICs. The closing date for applications is Friday 6 September with funding being awarded by mid-October.

Projects that received funding in the first round included:

  • Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Ltd – towards a project for young people not in mainstream education, employment or training, enabling them to work with artists and engineering professionals to design, build and race sustainable energy powered cars in the Greenpower Formula 24 Challenge.

 

  • Royal & Derngate Theatre – towards their arts leaders programme for young people.

Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO said: “Young people have enormous potential to make a positive change in their communities. We’re proud to support local groups working with the next generation of volunteers, campaigners and activists who want to make a difference.”

The #iwill Fund is a joint £40 million investment from DCMS and The National Lottery Community Fund. UK Community Foundations has secured the funding on behalf of its network for the second time to fund projects that support the aims of the #iwill Campaign.

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