#iwill (previously the Youth Social Action Fund)
This grant programme is open for applications.
- Opening Date:
- 20th July 2018 , 9:00 am
- Closing Date:
- 25th September 2018 , 2:00 pm
- Maximum grant awarded:
What is the #iwill grants programme?
The #iwill grants programmes aims to raise the level and quality of youth social action, which has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places.
This can involve activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. This can also include skills development projects, which help young people be ‘social action-ready’.
The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.
#iwill 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 to fund groups delivering local youth social action opportunities.
Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill 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 #iwill grants programme will provide funding of between £1,000 and £5,000.
What will #iwill 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:
- Reflective: supports critical reflection and learning
- Challenging: ambitious, but enjoyable and enabling
- Youth-led: shaped by young people’s decisions, needs and ideas
- Socially Impactful: benefits an issues, community or cause
- Progressive: links to other opportunities and ideas
- Embedded: linked with existing pathways, helping to become a habit for life
More details about the principles can be found on the #iwill website. It is important to read this and the attached guidelines before applying. Also, you can see examples of previous awards here
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.
Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.