The aim of this grants programme is to raise the level and quality of youth social action.

Youth social action 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.

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 is being delivered in Gloucestershire by Gloucestershire Community Foundation. Step Up To Serve, Big Lottery Fund and the Government Office for Civil Society have £2 million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities.

Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill programme, and Gloucestershire Community Foundation shall work with local philanthropists to raise match funding to help deliver grants in the county.

Further information about the #iwill campaign can be found on YouTube here

Application submission deadlines

Friday 4 May 2018, at 12 pm (decision notification by early July)

How to apply

Please ensure you satisfy all of the criteria as outlined within the Fund Criteria and Guidance for Applicants (download below). Apply online using the link below.

Grant Guidelines_#iwill

Apply online