Our Youth Panel members, aged between 18-25, are the strong voice for young people living in our homes.
The group, made up of Sovereign residents, works with our charity partner Creative Youth Network to highlight housing and community issues and discuss ways we can make changes. They meet online and in person.
And, over the next two years, panel members will decide which projects get a share of £200k from the #iwill Fund, which supports young people to access high quality social action opportunities.
Find out more about the Youth Panel's work
The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £54 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.
The #iwill Fund brings together a group of organisations who all contribute funding to embed meaningful social action into the lives of young people.
The #iwill Fund supports the aims of the #iwill campaign - to make involvement in social action a part of life for young people, by recognising the benefit for both young people and their communities.
By bringing together funders from across different sectors and by making sure that young people have a say in where the funding goes – the #iwill Fund is taking a collaborative approach.
Sovereign is acting as an #iwill Fund match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund through the Sovereign #iwill Fund.
You can join whether you live on your own or with others, are working, studying or just figuring things out - the panel gives you the platform to have your say on the issues that matter to you.
Develop new skills for life, learn about campaigning and advocating for change through working with our partner Creative Youth Network and our Communities team.
Ebony explains how her great experience with the Youth panel led her to joining our Scrutiny Coordination Group.
Important privacy information when applying
Please email Kate.Walker@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk for more information.
Hosted on Zoom on Monday 6 June 2022 at 6pm.
Meet the Youth panel, Jenny from Sovereign and Kate from Creative Youth Network.
Hear all about what they do and more on how the panel will be involved with the exciting #iwill Fund.
Email Kate.Walker@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk for the link by Wednesday 1 June 2022.