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#iwill Take Action Fund

#iwill Take Action Fund

The Virgin Money Foundation matched £850,000 from the #iwill Fund, made up of joint investment from the Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to create a £1.7million, three year #iwill Take Action Fund. The #iwill Take Action Fund provided grants under three themes:

  • Our Physical Environment: empowering young people to make the communities they live in a better place.
  • Our Health: encouraging young people to tackle health issues that affect their community.
  • Our Culture: supporting young people to use art and media as a tool to raise awareness of the issues that matter to them and their communities.

The #iwill Take Action Fund provided grants of £10,000 to £60,000 to organisations supporting young people to take a lead in making change happen in their local community.

The #iwill Take Action Fund is now closed to applications.

A full breakdown of the awards made can be viewed on our Grants Awarded page.

You can find out more about the #iwill campaign and the #iwill Fund here: www.iwill.org.uk, @iwill_campaign and www.biglotteryfund.org.uk.

Inspiring projects the Foundation is already working with through the #iwill Take Action Fund

 The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is delivering the Creating Change programme to embed social action in three Gateshead secondary schools, working with young people on projects exploring cultural identity, their voice and their rights and community identity.

 Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation works in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the region. Its #iwill Take Action award has a focus on health and well-being with young ambassadors supporting young people through a three stage social action journey.

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