Young Gamechangers Fund

Empowering young people to transform their communities
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The Young Gamechangers Fund is a £4.5m partnership between the Co-op Foundation, Co-op and the #iwill Fund that's putting young people in charge of change. Want to apply? Take our eligibility quiz below.
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For too long, young people have been left out of the decisions that affect them the most. 

The Co-op Foundation, in partnership with Co-op and the #iwill Fund, are tackling this through the £4.5m Young Gamechangers Fund.

We’re looking for young activists, campaigners, disrupters, co-operators, and social entrepreneurs to lead youth-led social action across the UK. There are two types of funding available:  

  • Funding for individuals  
  • Funding for groups or organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 

We will prioritise support for young activists who are committed to creating communities that are prosperous, safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive, healthy, and sustainable. In particular we’re seeking to support groups and communities that prioritise youth activism and shared power. 

The Young Gamechangers Fund is delivered by the Global Fund for Children and Restless Development, alongside the Co-op Foundation. In addition to funding, successful applicants will also get access to peer support networks, training and mentoring to help their vision come to life – putting young people at the heart of change. 

Young people have built this Fund from the ground up, co-designing branding and developing every aspect of the fund from the application process through to grant decisions. Find out more about our youth steering group.

Find out more about the Fund and how to apply:

The last opportunity to go through our eligibility checker will be 14 December. Applications must be complete and submitted by noon on 19 December to be considered for funding.

The opportunities are endless, so let’s do things differently. Let’s build communities of the future together.  

Contact our delivery partner Global Fund for Children if you need more information or support with applying. 

Want to know more?

There will be a webinar about the fund on Thursday 30 November from 6pm – 7pm.

This is your chance to meet the programme team and find out everything you need to know about the fund. Register to attend.

A recording of the webinar will be available from Monday 4 December for those who are unable to attend.


Co-op Live, the UK’s largest indoor arena, supports the Young Gamechangers Fund through an annual donation of at least £1m to the Co-op Foundation from 2024.   

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