The Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0 Grants

Since September 2022, the Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0 has awarded 24 projects a share of over £207,000 through two rounds of funding.

Youth panel member, Emily said “The Sovereign #iwill Fund scoring day was a brilliant opportunity to get involved and support on awarding youth social projects funding. I felt empowered by having my own voice and opinion heard, which will go on to encourage youth to have their own say about other potential social youth action in Sovereign communities via #iwill funded projects."

Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0 – Round 2 Grantees

Twelve more youth-focused organisations working in SNG communities have received a share of more than £108,000 thanks to funding from the Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0.

In February 2023, we invited applications for the second round of the Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0. We received 33 applications  from organisations delivering projects which offer new opportunities for young people aged 10-20-years-old to get involved in youth social action.

Read more about each of the second round's winning projects

#iwill Fund 1.0 Grants – Round 1 Grantees

A total of 34 youth-focused community groups and charities applied for the first round of Sovereign #iwill Fund grants. In September 2022, 12 projects were awarded a share of almost £100,000.

Find out about the funded projects

Watch the video below to find out how the grant awarded to Koala Community Hub helped young people have new experiences and challenge themselves by getting out of their comfort zone, increasing their confidence, skills, and friendships.

Download a copy of the Koala Community Hub video transcript 

Watch the video below to find out how Solent Youth Action used the grant to support young people to develop an outdoor kitchen at their new skills centre, The Routes.

Download a copy of the Solent Youth Action video transcript 

Read more about each of the first round's winning projects

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