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#iwill Fund

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Area: England-wide
Funding size: No specific limit, but organisations must be able to bring match funding on at least a 1:1 ratio
Total available: £40 million
Application deadline: Ongoing


About the #iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund is an England-wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Big Lottery Fund to create a central investment pot.

It was launched in November 2016 to support the #iwill campaign’s goals in England, aiming to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020.

The #iwill Fund distributes its investment through working with other funders. A collaborative group of funders are joining the #iwill Fund by match funding the investment on at least a £1:£1 ratio and developing funding programmes that will enable more young people - particularly from less affluent communities - to take part in high quality social action that builds a habit for life.

If you’re a funder and interested in knowing more about how you could collaborate with the #iwill Fund, please get in touch with Fiona Ellison (#iwill Fund Development Manager) at fiona.ellison@biglotteryfund.org.uk

If you are looking for funding without investing as a match funder you will need to apply directly to one of the #iwill Fund match funders. There will be different rounds of funding released by funders.

If you are currently looking for funding, please click here to find out which #iwill Fund partners have opportunities

Read more about the #iwill Fund’s objectives and investment drivers