Change Something Fund

The Change Something Fund is your chance to change something in your community by awarding grants to young people’s projects.  It is part of Youth 19 and is funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund.

A total of £100,000 is available in the fund where grants from £200 to £3,000 will be available to young people aged 13-24 who submit applications. ​

Change Something activities can be any activity or initiative that is important to you and that will make a difference in your local community.

Funding applications will be judged by a committee of  young people aged 13-24.

The Change Something Fund is now open for applications. Closing date is 5pm on 7th November 2018.



Join the Judging Panel

Young people aged 13-24 have the opportunity to join the committee and judge applications to the #ChangeSomethingFund.

You must be:

  • 13-24 years old
  • Willing to attend 5 meetings (dates will be confirmed in advance)
  • Committed to helping other young people change something important

Our first panel of judges was selected in October 2018, but watch the space for our next call and you could be in the driving seat!

Meet the Judges