Youth Social Action Fund

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BBC Children in Need, in partnership with the #iwill Fund and The Hunter Foundation, have launched a fund to support organisations to embed youth social action across the UK.  This funding will support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to children and young people to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face.  The Youth Social Action Fund will help to build children and young people’s confidence and skills by empowering them to take an active and leading role in developing solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities. 

Some key points:

  • This funding will support children and young people aged 18 and under
  • We are keen to fund work with those aged 15 and under
  • We can fund unregistered organisation for up to £15,000 over 18 months
  • We can fund registered organisation up to £50,000 over 18 months
  • The deadline for applications is 23/05/2022
  • We will award grants in August 2022 and delivery must be completed by the middle of March 2024
  • We expect all successful organisations to take part in a self-directed development stage for up to 6 months at the beginning of their grant. Up to 10% of the budget can be for development support and will be paid in advance. We will also provide some capacity building support for your organisation and children and young people during this stage


To apply to this fund groups must sign up to a one-hour information session. If you cannot make a session we can send a link to a recorded session. We are only making application forms available to organisations who have attended an information session or have received a recorded session.


For more information and details on accessibility please visit our website here.  If you have any further queries please email the Wales office on

We will soon be launching our We Move Youth Social Action Fund which is aimed specifically at Black-led organisations and organisations that work with Black children and young people. You can find out more about the fund here.