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Youth Social Action Fund

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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.

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:

Core costs are eligible if the other criteria are met, including how the project meets the principles of great youth social action.  

We will prioritise projects that:

Youth Social Action funding cannot be used for:

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.

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

Further information on eligibility can be found in the attached guidelines below. Please download and read the guidelines before applying for a grant.

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Funding Dates

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In any context whether that’s online, formal, informal or schools based, the best
youth social action applies these 6 principles:

All youth social action should achieve benefit for both young people taking part
and to a specified cause, community or social problem.

For more information please view the following link: Generation Change Slide Deck - Applying the six principles slides

Deadline: 7th August 2017

Panel: 4th September 2017

Deadline: 6th August 2018

Panel: 3rd September 2018

Download guidelines

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. Alternatively you can download a hard copy application using the link below.

Apply online