The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill Fund. Closing date for applications is 12pm on 20 September 2019.

The overall aims of the fund are to support social action that draws on young people’s own lived experience in order to connect young people (aged 10-20) to social action opportunities that lead to genuine community impact and empower them through the difference this makes for themselves and their peers.

The fund has three themed strands.

  • Under this first strand, grants are available to community organisations in England supporting youth-led advocacy to improve the design and use of community spaces.
  • In addition, strands two and three will focus on:
  • Social action that supports young people experiencing bereavement - opening later in 2019.
  • Social action that supports young people through the transition from primary to secondary school - opening later in 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Co-op Foundation website.