The Heart of England Community Foundation is now accepting applications from registered charities, community groups, social enterprises and CIC’s for the Youth Social Action Fund.

This fund is part of the UK wide “#iwill” campaign, which aims to increase the number of people between the ages of 10 and 20 years (25 for disabled people) who take part in youth social action. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000′ however priority may be given to smaller organisations.

Examples of the types of projects that can be supported include:

  • Regular volunteering at a care home
  • A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as coding/bike maintenance/nail art
  • Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s staff on the latest social media, etc.

The closing date for applications is the 24th February 2017.

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