The National Lottery and Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport each invested £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. The Virgin Money Foundation has acted as a match funder and is awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund.
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Whilst also equipping young people with the skills and knowledge which future employers will look for.
MFC Foundation, are thrilled to be a partner organisation who are being funded by the Virgin Money Foundation, to deliver this fantastic programme, to young people in primary and secondary schools across the Tees Valley.
The programme gives young people the knowledge, skills and understanding to address important social constructs, and allow them to explore, create and delivery exciting and engaging programmes to raise awareness and promote improvements in their local communities. Social Constructs embedded in the programme, include (but not limited to) the following:
- Sexual Health
- Mental Health
- Physical Health
- Sedentary Lifestyles
- Substance Use (Drugs)
- Sport and Leisure
Our staff encourage young people, working in groups, to assess one of the above, and use one of the following activities, to adopt and deliver a social action programme, which will assess, minimise, or better inform the risks related to their social construct, in their wider community. Participants may adopt one or more of the following as part of their social action project:
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