Grants of up to £35,000 are available to community organisations in England for projects that empower young people (aged 10-20 years) to have a say in how community spaces that matter to them are managed.
This scheme is the first of three themed funding strands being provided through a £3 million extension to the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund.
The extended fund will run until 2022 and focus on supporting social action that draws on young people’s own lived experience with the aims of:
Under this first strand, eight grants are available to facilitate youth-led advocacy to improve the design and use of local community spaces. Projects should benefit young people (aged 10-20 years) in areas of deprivation and should have had input from young people themselves.
Grants can be used to cover any costs related to carrying out the project, including (but not limited to):
Applications are accepted from community organisations in England with experience of equipping young people with the skills they need to deliver meaningful advocacy-based social action.
The deadline for applications is 20 September 2019 (midday).