The #iwill Fund is managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Big Lottery Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill Programme.

The #iwill Fund will offer grants between £1000 and £5000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in Northamptonshire. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20 and up to 25 years for disabled young people.

Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.

Example projects may include:

  • 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
  • Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative and then selling them
  • Youth volunteering projects where young people support local residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning

To find out more and apply click on the LINK. Closing date for applications is Monday 1 June 2020.