#WeWill Social Action Grant Fund

The  Ormiston Trust is a grant-giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that enrich the educational experience of children, young people, and families across England. The Ormiston Trust believes in a future where all children and young people can lead fulfilling lives. The Trust is driven by the idea that young people can and should be at the centre of meaningful change and at the heart of social impact within their communities at large. 

As a match funder awarding grants with the #iwill Fund, the Ormiston Trust is offering open grants up to £1000 to support the embedding of sustainable, high impact youth social action at scale in schools. 

The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to a £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 Ormiston Trust’s #WeWill Social Action Grants fund supports its mission by funding projects which will have a meaningful social impact on an individual and on school, local, national, and/or international communities. We are looking to fund youth-led projects that relate to helping others in areas such as below. 

  • Environment and climate justice
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Equality, Diversity, and inclusion
  • Community-based issues

In order to be eligible for the funding, your organisation must be in primary or secondary educational settings based in England. Existing grantees and Ormiston existing schools are not eligible for this grant. Successful applicants must commit to delivering a multi-stage YSA process using our youth social action toolkit filled with resources, curriculum guides, and templates during the programme. Schools are also asked to provide feedback on the toolkit and resources during the programme. 

For more specifics on the grant programme please refer to the funding guidelines at https://ormistontrust.org/wewill or if you are interested in receiving an application form, please contact Gabriella Ribeiro and Philippa Rottger-Morgan at [email protected]  and [email protected] when the grant goes live on the 1st of November. Applications for funding are due on the 16th of December

Application Documents: 

#WeWill Youth Social Action Fund Guidelines for Applicants 2023