Local groups can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects which last up to a year (they can be one-off events). The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.
Youth social action includes volunteering, fundraising and campaigning, as well as skills and confidence-building projects which work with young people, particularly from less affluent backgrounds, to develop an appetite for this sort of activity.
This fund aims to develop social action opportunities rather than fund the provision of existing youth work. We are looking to fund opportunities that will support young people to develop their character, skills and knowledge, whilst also making a positive difference in their communities. Skills development projects, which help young people be ‘social action-ready’ are also eligible.
Applications should demonstrate how they will apply all six principles of youth social action: reflective, challenging, youth-led, socially impactful, progressive, embedded.
How to Apply?
When to apply?
The fund is now CLOSED for applications.
To apply, please click here.
Dorset Community Foundation would like to thank The Longleigh Foundation who generously match funded the first round of this grants programme with a donation of £25,000.
If you are unsure about any of the above criteria or have any other queries, please contact our Grants Manager Ellie Maguire on 01202 670815 or at email@example.com.