Youth Social Action Fund

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
4th September 2017 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
9th October 2017 , 2:00 pm
Maximum grant awarded:

What is the Youth Social Action Fund?
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. This can involve activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities.

The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.

The Youth Social Action Fund is a national grants programme, and being delivered in the West of England by Quartet Community Foundation. Big Lottery Fund and the Office for Civil Society have invested £2 million this year to fund groups delivering local youth social action opportunities.

Local fundraising is also a key part of the Youth Social Action programme, and Quartet Community Foundation shall work with local philanthropists to raise match funding to help deliver forthcoming grants rounds.

How much can groups apply for?
The Youth Social Action Fund will provide funding of between £1,000 and £5,000.

What will the Youth Social Action Fund support?
There is further guidance on what groups can apply for in the attached guidelines below. Groups applying must demonstrate that their project/activities can meet the following principles of youth social action:

More details about the principles can be found on the #iwill website. It is important to read these before applying. Essentially, we want to fund enjoyable projects that build and share skills and demonstrate positive impact on the wider community.

Groups applying to Quartet Community Foundation must be working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. Further information on eligibility can be found in the attached guidelines below.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.