UK Youth "Change Squad" small grants for young people

11 April 2017

UK Youth’s Change Squad programme aims to inspire young people to run social action projects that improve their local communities.

Grants of up to £400 are available for social action projects run by young people. In addition, youth workers can also claim £200 of unrestricted funding "for their time facilitating and empowering Change Squad teams to develop their ideas and make projects happen." 150 teams will be funded in England.

"Through the programme, young people are empowered to create, develop and deliver inspiring projects that they believe address local issues - helping them to grow, learn and practice vital life skills and have a voice in their community.

"These social action ideas and projects take many shapes from turning junk into musical instruments and hosting local sports days to organising litter picks and facilitating language swaps. All Change Squad projects help support the development of young people while also providing dual benefits to the local community."


Eligible areas of England include the Yorkshire and Humber region. To take part, projects must

  • Be either from a rural or disadvantaged area
  • Have two "squad leads" aged 12 to 20
  • Be able to recruit at least 10 other young people in their Change Squad


Please read the terms & conditions before you apply.

Applications will be accepted "until June 2017".

"All projects must be completed by 19 June 2017. All relevant documents for the project must be sent to us by 26 June to claim the unrestricted £200 funding."


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