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Apply for #iwill Fund grants to help bereaved young people

20 February 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are now available for organisations across the UK for projects that help young people support each other through bereavement.  

Funding should be used for social action projects that give young people the skills they need to provide peer support.  

Grants could also help young people draw on their experiences to recommend how local services can help other bereaved young people 

Check out our guidance notes and apply here by 12pm (midday) on Friday 3 April 2020.  

Improving wellbeing  

We’ve partnered with Co-op Funeralcare as findings from its ‘biggest ever survey’ found that young people are most likely to bottle up grief and be left out of social arrangements because of bereavement.  

This funding will look to address these issues and will feed into Co-op’s community plan to improve wellbeing across the UK

Reducing loneliness  

We’ve already supported The Edward’s Trust through the Building Connections Fund Youth strand to help them expand their work to tackle youth loneliness among bereaved young people.  

Read how they reduce loneliness by helping young people share their experiences and watch their new film below.  

#iwill Fund  

Our #iwill Fund supports the aims of the #iwill campaign that wants to make social action a part of life for as many 10 to 20-year-olds as possible. 

We’ve already invested £2m into tackling youth loneliness through youth social action. Grants available from today form part of a £3m extension that will also see young people campaign to improve community spaces and support each other during the move from primary to secondary school. 

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