The overall focus of the #iwill Fund is supporting social action that draws on young people’s own lived experience in order to:

  • Connect young people to social action opportunities that lead to genuine community impact.
  • Empower them through the difference this makes for themselves and their peers.

This round focuses on peer-to-peer support to improve children’s wellbeing during the period in which they move from primary to secondary school. This might typically begin any time during School Years 5 or 6 and continue into Years 7 to 8.

It is expected that eight grants of up to £35,000 each will be awarded in this round. Successful applicants may also be able to apply for continuation funding after one year.

The funding can be used for any costs related to carrying out the project.

Applications will be accepted from Multi-Academy Trusts, schools, charities, social enterprises, or other constituted voluntary or community organisations with a UK bank account in the organisation’s name and at least two unconnected people on the board or management committee

Applications are welcomed from organisations working in partnership, including approaches which involve both voluntary and public sectors such as a collaboration between a school and community organisation.

A further round which focuses on peer-to-peer support for young people who have experienced bereavement is due to launch in February.

The deadline for applications is 12pm (midday) on Monday 24 February.


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