#iwill Fund

Grants of up to £35,000 to help young people advocate to improve community spaces (England only)

Community organisations across England can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help young people have a say in how community spaces are managed. We expect to make up to eight grants, 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. Organisations have until 12pm (noon) on Friday 20 September to apply.  Watch our video to learn more about how grants can be used.
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About the #iwill Fund

Funding is available through our #iwill Fund.

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill Fund. We’re acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

Other available funding

This first round of #iwill funding continues our ongoing support for youth social action and community spaces. It is launched as part of Co-op’s Endangered Spaces campaign, which also features our UK-wide interest-free loans programme for community organisations looking to make spaces more sustainable. Find out if you’re eligible.

Community groups based in Wales that run a space for the benefit of local people and the environment can apply for Wales-specific interest-free loans. Read more.