SCF Introduces Youth Social Action Fund
Currently, 4 in 10 young people regularly engage in social action – such as campaigning, fundraising, and volunteering. The #iwill campaign has been launched to increase this to at least 6 in 10 10-20 year olds taking part, by the year 2020.
The Youth Social Action Fund is part of the #iwill campaign and offers grants to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with disabilities) in Somerset.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to fund social action opportunities for young people. The fund is not to cover general youth club provision nor to fund other activities or events that ‘merely’ have young people involved. The fund is to cover specific activities for young people aimed at developing their skills and confidence as volunteers in their community.
The first deadline to submit applications for funding will be in 12th May, 2017. Applications forms will available on this website shortly. To register your interest in the Youth Social Action Fund, please contact Kirsty Campbell on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01749 344949.