As well as our usual funding, we sometimes have extra money available for project that meet specific criteria. You can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms. Find out more about our current promoted funds below!
Youth Social Action Fund #iwill
As part of the #IWill campaign, a UK-wide campaign which aims make social action part of life for as many young people as possible by 2020, The Big Lottery and the Government Office for Civil Society are making money available to groups to help support these aims. MK Community Foundation will be matching this funding, making sure our young people get a chance to get involved with social action in our city.
As well as being a constituted non-profit organisation benefitting the people of Milton Keynes, to be eligible for this funding your project will:
- Create social action opportunities for young people aged 10-20, or 25 for disabled young people.
- Last for the maximum of one year, including one-off events
- Engage young people in volunteering, campaigning, or fundraising, to help them get involved in social action.
- Involve young people in projects that are youth-led, progressive, socially impactful, embedded, reflective, and challenging, to help young people recognise the value of social action.
Funding can be for the projects themselves, including work online, or core costs. It cannot be used for statutory work, capital costs/equipment, cash incentives, activities promoting party political activates, individual sponsorship, activities generating a private profit, or projects which work with only one faith or include the promotion of religious belief.