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.
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.
For this year we are aiming to increase participation from young people from less affluent social economic groups and young people who might not usually take part in volunteering, campaigning and fundraising activities. There is also particular interest to reach out and engage young people at the younger end of the spectrum (10-14 years old).
Applications should demonstrate how they will apply all six principles of youth social action: reflective, challenging, youth-led, socially impactful, progressive, embedded.
This fund aims to develop opportunities rather than fund the ongoing costs of existing youth work. For more details on what we will fund and won’t fund, please read the Fund Criteria below.
How to Apply?
When to apply?
The fund is now CLOSED for applications.
Groups will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of September and grants will be awarded to successful groups in October, pending receipt of signed grant Terms and Conditions.
Before you apply, please read through the iWill Key funding principles.
Dorset Community Foundation would like to thank the 4814 Trust who generously match funded this years’ grants programme with a contribution 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.