#iWill Fund

Closing date 12 noon Thursday 10th August 2017 Grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available to support organisations in raising the level and quality of youth social action.

20 pund note Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. Leeds Community Foundation are acting as match funders and are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund.

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning and volunteering which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities.  Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for. The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.


The fund will support projects in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.
You can apply as a local organisation for awards of between £1,000 and £5,000

Closing Date
Thursday 10th August 2017 at 12 noon. We aim to inform all applicants whether they have been funded by week commencing 18th September 2017.

For more information and to apply visit