The Ormiston Trust is a grant-‐giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that provide direct assistance to children, young people, and families across England. As a match funder awarding grants on the behalf of the #iwill Fund, the Ormiston Trust is offering open grants of up to £5,000 over a one-‐year period to support the embedding of sustainable youth social action at scale in schools.
The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £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 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.
The Ormiston Trust’s #WeWill Social Action Grants fund looks to support this mission by funding projects which will have a meaningful social impact on an individual, school, local, national, and/or international level, are co-‐produced young people, and allow development for key skills. There are four main funding areas within the programme:
- Environment and Climate Justice
- Wellbeing and Mental Health
- Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Community-‐based Issues
In order to be eligible for #WeWill Social Action funding, your organisation must be a primary or secondary school based in England.
Successful applicants must commit to using our social action toolkit filled with resources, curriculum guides, and templates within the span of the programme.
For more information on our funding areas and next steps on how to apply please contact Gabriella Ribeiro, Grants Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Philippa Rottger-‐Morgan, email@example.com after the grant goes live on March 18th or access their website for more details. Expressions of interest for funding will be due April 27th, 2022.