#iwill Fund

This fund is now closed and is not expected to re-open. Please sign up to our monthly grants ebulletin (opens in a new window) to stay up to date with our grants that are currently open.

This is a nationwide programme. The London Community Foundation is delivering the programme across 29 London boroughs. Applications from the following boroughs are being managed by The East End Community Foundation: City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many young people as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership, it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.

Step Up To Serve, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities. Community Foundations are expected to match this investment.


The fund is to deliver social action opportunities amongst young people aged 10 to 20 years old when the programme begins, or 25 for disabled people.

Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, and in turn benefit the local people and places.

We cannot accept applications from the following boroughs: City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Grant size

Applicants can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 for each project.

How to apply

This fund is currently closed for applications. If you’d like to understand more about the fund please take a look at the guidelines for the last funding round by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen.

Deadline for applications

This fund is now closed.

Contact details

Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at applications@londoncf.org.uk or 020 7582 5117