Made possible by a £66 million joint investment from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the #iwill Fund is a UK-wide initiative aimed at empowering young people aged 10 to 14.
Now in its third year, the purpose of the #iwill Fund is to create opportunities for young people to get involved in social action by developing their skills and potential, and in their communities where they gain the confidence to make a positive contribution.
UK Community Foundations are delivering this round of the programme, which will see grants of up to £10,000 distributed to non-profit groups across the country.
16 Community Foundations will award grants for year-long youth projects. In past rounds, these have included intergenerational volunteering programmes, environmental initiatives and involving young people in the design and delivery of community activities.
Participating Foundations are expected to launch their funds on 3 October 2022.
Groups should visit their local Community Foundation website for more information.