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iwill Fund 2020

31 Jan 2020 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

IWill fund 2020Apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help young people support each other and improve wellbeing on the move up to secondary school.

This fund supports the aim of the iwill campaign to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible, forming a habit of community involvement they will continue as adults.

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 of the iwill Fund 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.

This strand of iwill funding may be right for you if you:

  • are a Multi-Academy Trust, school, charity, social enterprise, or other constituted voluntary or community organisation with a UK bank account in your organisation’s name and at least two unconnected people on the board or management committee
  • are based in England, and plan to work in one of the 30% most deprived areas
  • have experience of working with young people in the transition from primary to secondary school, or of supporting high-quality youth social action, and have a realistic plan for a peer-to-peer support project focused on the transition from primary to secondary school

Applications are welcome from organisations working in partnership, including approaches which involve both voluntary and public sectors such as a collaboration between a school and community organisation. In any partnership arrangement, one lead partner will need to be responsible for the grant.

You can apply for up to £35,000 to cover any costs related to carrying out your project, including but not limited to:

  • salaries of staff involved in delivering or supporting the project
  • costs of project activities
  • proportionate contributions to organisational running costs required to support the delivery of the project
  • costs for learning and evaluation activities

The fund will make up to eight grants of up to £35,000, available for one year. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to re-apply for up to two years’ further funding, to build on their learning and focus on sustaining their impact.

For more information and to apply click here or email: foundation@coop.co.uk

Deadline: 24 February, 12:00

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