The Big Lottery Fund, together with the Government, Comic Relief, Pears Foundation and UK Community Foundations have announced a new A £49.6 #iwill Fund to help increase the number of young people taking part in social action.

Managed by the charity Step Up To Serve, the #iwill Fund we will be releasing different waves of funding, delivered and distributed by the partners.

The first three partners to release funding will be the Pears Foundation who will be supporting activity within education, health and social care as well as scaling and supporting successful models to grow or sustain.

More information here: http://www.pearsfoundation.org.uk/partner/the-iwill-fund.

The UK Community Foundations will create small grants for local social action opportunities through their network of 43 Community Foundations across England.

More information at: http://ukcommunityfoundations.org/media/news_article/50_million_iwill_fund_launched_to_increase_young_peoples_participation_in_t

Comic Relief will develop opportunities for young people from areas and backgrounds currently least likely to participate; working in co-production with young people over the next few months to design the initiative to launch in Spring 2017.

More information at: https://www.comicrelief.com/news/comic-relief-announces-partnership-to-support-iwill-campaign. http://www.iwill.org.uk/about-us/iwill-fund/