The Virgin Money Foundation is re-opening its #iwill Take Action Fund!
Having fully distributed its initial £1.7million #iwill Take Action Fund, the Virgin Money Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund are making available a further £500,000 to support youth-led social action projects in the North East of England.
The #iwill Take Action Fund will provide grants under three themes:
- Crisis, Poverty and Isolation: we want to support youth led initiatives supporting local communities through the challenges that COVID has brought.
- Arts and Heritage: we want to support youth-led initiatives creating new ways of delivering the arts during a period where social distancing has re-shaped our use of collective spaces in our communities.
- Community Justice: we want to support youth-led projects that examine and act upon inequalities including equity and justice in our communities.
We are looking for projects working with young people aged 10-20 or young people with a disability aged 10-25. To be able to apply you must provide evidence that young people are involved in the planning and delivery of your project. Activities must include volunteering, campaigning or fundraising.
Applications can be from £10,000 to £50,000 for up to 18 months. Applications after 1st December 2021 will only be eligible for 12 months funding.
This is a rolling programme for 2021 and will close when all funds are allocated.
Please read the programme guidance before applying.