← Back | Last updated on 6 Sep 2023

National Lottery #iwill fund

The #iwill Fund distributes its investment through working in partnership with other funders. A collaborative group of 30 Match Funders have joined the #iwill Fund to date by match funding the investment on at least a £1:£1 ratio, developing funding programmes that enable more young people, particularly from less affluent communities, to take part in high quality social action that builds a habit for life. The five investment drivers that underpin our investment are:

  • Create high quality youth social action opportunities
  • Focus on creating a habit for life
  • Reach young people who have not previously undertaken sustained youth social action
  • Focus on sustainability of delivery and sustainability of the youth social action for the young person
  • Have youth voice within the funder / delivery organisations and the project itself.

If you are a funder who would like to work in partnership with the #iwill Fund (as a Match Funder) or would like further information on the #iwill Fund please get in touch with either Helen Whyman, Head of Funding (#iwill Fund) helen.whyman@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or Jolanta Astle, #iwill Fund Manager jolanta.astle@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

If you are looking for grant funding for direct delivery of youth social action projects, you will need to apply directly to one of the #iwill Fund Match Funders. Each Match Funder will have different approaches to awarding funding. Please see more information on the Funding Partnerships tab. To stay up-to-date sign up for the #iwill newsletter. You can also see the latest news by following #iwillFund on twitter.

The #iwill Fund was launched in November 2016, to support the #iwill campaign’s goals in England, which is aiming to make social action the norm for young people aged 10-20. From the end of 2020 the #iwill Campaign became known as the #iwill Movement. The #iwill Movement is supported by Volunteering Matters and UK Youth who have formed a consortium to host an independent #iwill Coordination Hub that will support the #iwill Movement until 2026. The #iwill Movement is UK wide whereas the #iwill Fund only funds projects that are delivered in England.


No Min - No Max
no deadline
Go to grant page

Other grants to consider