Youth Social Action Programme Launch

Worcestershire Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant fund, the Youth Social Action programme aimed at increasing volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for young people with disabilities.

We are encouraging grant applications for £5,000 from community groups, charitable organisations including social enterprises and community interest companies (CIC) working in England. Projects must engage young people in ongoing regular volunteering or demonstrate how another youth-led method will be as effective at engaging young people in social action. Applications are invited from now until 5pm on 27th February 2017.

Tamar Thompson, Vice Chair of Worcestershire Community Foundation and Grant Panel Chair, said, “We look forward to receiving applications for projects that are going to have a real impact on the lives of young people in Worcestershire; I would encourage all charities and non-profits who fit the criteria, to apply.”

Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media and Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. #Iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020.

Worcestershire Community Fund have been awarded the grant based on their local expertise and ability to reach local community groups, encourage collaborations, support effective practice, provide policy advice, share innovative ideas and provide strategic grant-making advice to the #iwill fund. They will be working with Community First to administer the grants and provide advice.

To apply for a grant and to find out the criteria, in the first instance, visit or contact

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