Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with National campaign to support local youth

Published on: Monday, 1st July 2019

In partnership with the National #iwill campaign, the Police and Crime Commissioner has offered match funding to ensure Derbyshire young people get a slice of the action.

A grant programme has been launched across Derby City and Derbyshire county to encourage young people to take action and volunteer in their community.  The UK-wide #iwill campaign aims to get six out of ten young people involved in social action by 2020 and is being fully supported by Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, said: "We are very pleased to be able to secure additional funds to help our young people make a positive social impact. These grants aim to increase youth volunteering, develop skills and confidence and increase community safety.  We wanted to fund enjoyable projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the wider community as well as improving social cohesion and crime prevention."

The Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund.  Nottinghamshire Community Foundation are acting as administrators and are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund across both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Grants are open to apply for now - to see guidance criteria and apply for a grant for your group please go to www.nottscf.org.uk/grants/iwill-fund/ or email; enquiries @ nottscf.org.uk, (closing the gaps in the e-mail address before sending your message) or telephone 01623 620202.

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