#iwill Fund relaunched for Youth Volunteering projects

Lincolnshire Community Foundation is delivering #iwill funding for local organisations to promote volunteering to help young people develop their skills, confidence and experience.

Priority being given to application encouraging 10-14 year olds from less affluent social economic groups to get involved in local initiatives, although the project targets young people aged up to 20, or 25 if disabled.

In previous rounds, successful project have included training young coaches to deliver sporting activities, arts awards, intergenerational projects and fundraising activities.

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Groups can apply for volunteer training, expenses, skills development projects, staff/sessional costs for expansion, but not for existing youth provision or large capital expenditure.

The sum of £28,000 is available and groups can apply fort up to £5,000 as long as they support enjoyable activities that demonstrate a positive impact on the wider community.

Projects that incentivise young people will be considered. They do not necessarily have to be led by a youth group and can be for one off events.

Continuation funding for previously funded organisations is available where they can demonstrate effective and impactful use of previous grant funding.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is on March 20, with decisions notified in early April 2020 and is open to registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations, but statutory organisations aren’t eligible to apply

For further information, or to have a chat about a prospective application or to obtain an application form, please contact Sue Fortune, Joint CEO, at the Lincolnshire Community Foundation: by calling 01529 305825 or emailing [email protected]