The #iwill fund is now open for applications from local organisations supporting Youth Social Action in Wakefield.
#iwill is managed in Wakefield by Leeds Community Foundation, and is supported by the government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Big Lottery Fund, with match funding from Wakefield Council, making grants to support youth social action.
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 fund is to raise the level and quality of youth social action, increasing 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.
Local organisations in Wakefield are invited to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 13 September 2018.
To read the full Fund Criteria and apply for a grant please visit http://www.wakefieldcf.org.uk/grants