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.

The Youth Social Fund is a national grants programme and is being delivered in Gloucestershire by Gloucestershire Community Foundation. Big Lottery Fund and the Office for Civil Society have invested £2 million this year to fund groups delivering local youth social action opportunities.

Local fundraising is also a key part of the Youth Social Action Programme, and Gloucester Community Foundation shall work with local philanthropists to raise match funding to help deliver grants in the county.

Application submission deadlines

This grants programme will be open for applications on the 24 August 2017, and will close on the 25 September 2017 (applications to be submitted by 12 pm). A decision on applications will be in mid November 2017. 

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_Youth Social Action

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