The Youth Social Action Fund is managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Big Lottery Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the Youth Social Action Programme.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation would like to say a big thank you to The Wilson Foundation who have generously match funded this grants programme with a donation of £30,000.
The Youth Social Action Fund will offer grants between £1000 and £5000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20 and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.
Groups must demonstrate that their programme can meet the following quality principles of great youth social action:
More details about the principles can be found on the #iwillwebsite
Please call Rachel on 01604 230033 if you need to discuss the principles.
Example projects may include:
The full guidance is available here. Please ensure you read it before applying: Guidance notes
Am I eligible to apply?
To apply use the online application link: Application form link
Please wait for at least 15 minutes & check your junk mail for the email containing the link
Please note that there are two remaining closing dates, after which the programme will be closed. We strongly urge you to get your application in for the deadline. If you are not sure if your activity is youth social action, call Rachel on 01604 230033.
• Friday 7 April & Friday 5 May at 5pm: Final closing dates
• Friday 29 June 2018: Grantees to complete and return monitoring information