Funding youth projects

Sovereign #iwill Fund grant recipients

The Sovereign #iwill Fund has now given over £185,000 in grants for youth social action over two rounds of funding.

Successful projects for both rounds of funding were chosen in partnership with our Youth Panel, made up of 18-25-year-old Sovereign residents.

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."

#iwill Fund grants - second round

Nine more youth-focused organisations working in Sovereign Housing communities have received a share of more than £86,000 thanks to funding from the Sovereign #iwill Fund.

In February this year, we invited applications for the second round of the Sovereign #iwill Fund. 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 grants - first round

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 just under £100,000.

Panel member Emily, said: “I'm proud to be part of the #iwill Fund allocation process. This funding will make such an impactful difference that truly counts towards improving lives of young people all over south England and empower people to get involved with youth social action opportunities”.

Find out about the funded projects

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

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

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

Find out more information on the Sovereign #iwill Fund.

Find out where the funded projects are located

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