The Youth Social Action Fund was established to raise the quality and increase youth social action and increase the percentage of young people volunteering, fundraising and campaigning. The fund, part of the #iwill campaign from the department for Culture, Media and Sport with the Big Lottery hopes to increase significantly participation from young people; to encourage and facilitate them to make a difference.
The aim is to raise the quality of and increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.
The fund is aimed at young people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people and awards are available of between £1000 and £5000.
The programme 'follows the quality principles of great youth social action':
- Socially Impactful
We are delighted to announce that two of Forever Manchester’s key supporters, Auto Trader and 9 St. John Street Chambers have chosen to support this exciting and meaningful initiative. Their contributions will significantly enhance the impact of their existing support.
"Auto Trader is delighted to support this initiative. The focus and drive of this fund matches the Auto Trader ethos of making a difference locally and that it is working with young people across this region is especially rewarding."
"9 St. John Street Barristers Chambers is thrilled to support the Youth Social Action Fund. We have supported Forever Manchester for many years and our own Nine Lives Community Fund supports young people and so it made real sense to lend our support to this strategic and innovative programme."
For groups wishing to apply to this fund click on the link - http://forevermanchester.com/ysa/