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Grants and Funding News
07Aug

Co-op Foundation Launches Scheme Supporting Youth-led Advocacy to Improve Community Spaces

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This scheme is the first of three themed funding strands being provided through a £3 million extension to the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund.

The extended fund will run until 2022 and focus on supporting social action that draws on young people’s own lived experience with the aims of:

  • Connecting young people to social action opportunities that lead to genuine community impact.

  • Empowering young people through the difference this makes for themselves and their peers.

Under this first strand, eight grants are available to facilitate youth-led advocacy to improve the design and use of local community spaces. Projects should benefit young people (aged 10-20 years) in areas of deprivation and should have had input from young people themselves.

Grants can be used to cover any costs related to carrying out the project, including (but not limited to):

  • Salaries of staff involved in delivering or supporting the project.

  • Costs of advocacy activities, including appropriate incentives and rewards for young people to take part.

  • Proportionate contributions to organisational running costs required to support the delivery of the project.

Applications are accepted from community organisations in England with experience of equipping young people with the skills they need to deliver meaningful advocacy-based social action.

The deadline for applications is 20 September 2019 (midday).

 

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For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Co-op Foundation
    9th Floor
    1 Angel Square
    Manchester
    M60 0AG
    Email: [email protected]

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