15 April 2020
Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund
The #iwill Fund is a £40 million joint investment from the National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities. Co-op Foundation is acting as a match funder.
Since 2017, the Co-op Foundation has awarded more than £2 million through its #iwill Fund.
Previous rounds of funding have focused on:
- Projects aimed at addressing youth loneliness through high quality youth social action opportunities.
- Opportunities for young people to draw on their lived experience advocate for improvements to community spaces.
In 2020, the Co-op Foundation is launching two further rounds of its #iwill Fund, focusing on:
- Peer-to-peer support through the transition from primary to secondary school (January 2020).
- Peer-to-peer support for young people who have experienced bereavement (currently open).
Supported by Co-op Funeralcare, this funding round (Spring/Summer 2020) is intended for not-for-profit organisations to help young people support each other during bereavement.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 31 July 2020 (12 noon).