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Charities and community groups working across Buckinghamshire can now apply for funding for projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them.

Through the #iwill Fund, Heart of Bucks is looking for groups that engage young people aged 10-20 in activities such as campaigning, fundraising or volunteering.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to groups including registered charities, community groups, social enterprises and CICs from a funding pot of £30,000. The closing date for ‘expression of interest’ applications is 12th June.

Projects that received funding in the first round included:

  • A building project in Aylesbury for unemployed and/or disengaged young
  • A social media and film editing project
  • A youth-led project to create an new sensory garden space

Countess Elizabeth Howe, Chair at Heart of Bucks said:

Young people have enormous potential make a positive change in Buckinghamshire. We’re proud to support local groups working with the next generation of volunteers, campaigners and activists who want to make a difference.

The #iwill Fund is a joint £40m investment from DCMS and The National Lottery Community Fund. UK Community Foundations has secured the funding on behalf of its network for the second time to fund projects that support the aims of the #iwill Campaign.

To apply for the #iwill fund, please click here.