#iwill fund

Youth Social Action fund

The #iwill fund (formerly Youth Social Action) aims to increase youth volunteering and social action by 50% by 2020, with a particular focus on deprived areas.

The money for this fund has been provided by Step Up To Serve, Big Lottery Fund and the Government Office for Civil Society.

About the fund

Fund size: £40,000
Grants available: £1,000 – £5,000
Objectives of the fund: The #iwill fund looks to support activities that create opportunities for young people to develop their character and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community.

Who can apply?

Fund priorities

What will #iwill fund?

What will #iwill not be able to fund?

Advice to successful applicants from year 1 (Youth Social Action) on applying to year 2 (#iWill):
Groups in receipt of a Youth Social Action grant (awarded in 2017 by Heart of Bucks) are able to apply for another grant from this fund which is now known as #iWill.

This second grant may be for a new project or continuation funding for the original project. If it’s to enable a project to continue it will be especially important to demonstrate within the new application the impact of the original funding and the way in which continuing with the project will make a difference to young people’s lives. Although not essential, priority will be given to organisations which have been able to raise additional funds for the second year as a result of the funding given in the first year. Again, this should be clearly demonstrated within the application.

Whether it’s for a new project or continuation, organisations should have provided “end of grant” information if the first grant has been fully spent, or an update on progress if it has not been fully spent.


How to apply

Complete an online application. The deadline for completed applications is midday 6th June 2018.

Groups will know decisions by end of July 2018.

Before applying please ensure you have read
the full fund criteria and guidance.