Youth Social Action Fund – Grants Awarded in 2017

Leeds Community Foundation, Big Lottery and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are working together to create the Youth Social Action Fund, also know as #iwill. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%. Social action involves activities such as campaigning and volunteering which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 were awarded to projects in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.

The following were awarded funding in Leeds in 2017:
Behind Closed Doors
Black Achievers Wings Awards
Carers Leeds
Getaway Girls
Heads Together Productions
Imagine If Theatre Company
Leeds Mind – Inkwell Arts
Leeds Muslim Youth Group
Lighthouse Futures Trust
People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO
Shantona Women’s Centre
St Luke’s Cares

The following were awarded funding in Bradford in 2017:
Abigail Housing
Artworks Creative Communities
BEAP Community Partnership
Bradford Community Broadcasting
Bradford Community Environment Project
Bradford Young Signers Group
e:merge (UK) Company Ltd
Friends of Harold Park
HALE Project
Highfield Food Co-op
Keighley Healthy Living
Sandale Community Development Trust
Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre
The Youth Association

The following were awarded funding in Wakefield in 2017:
Agbrigg Youth Club (Aggy Crew) C/O Simran Jandu
Federation of Disability Sports Organisations (FDSO)
Inspiring Community CIC
Public Service Broadcasting Trust – Fixers
Spectrum People
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Youth Association