An extra £12 million has been made available to support young people gain access to the best social action opportunities.
The support has been made available to the #iwill Fund, by The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The group distributes its investments across England by working in partnership with other funding groups to create a ‘learning and mutual collaboration environment.’
It was launched to support the #iwill campaign’s goals in England, which is aiming to make social action the norm for young people aged 10-20.
Among the fund’s aims are:
The original funding involved bringing together £40 million from the DCMS and NLCF to create a central investment pot, which was further boosted in 2020 with another £9.3 million.
The #iwill Fund distributes its investment through a collaborative group of 30 Match Funders.
How has the money been raised?
David Knott, Chief Executive at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players and Government investment, this further funding will be invested into providing even more opportunities for young people, so they can help create prosperous and thriving communities and make a positive difference to their own and others’ lives.
“National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes across the UK. In the last 12 months, we have given out nearly £600 million to 12,500 organisations reaching every local authority and constituency in the UK.”
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