Change Something Fund
The Change Something Fund has given young people the chance to change something in their community by awarding grants to young people’s projects. The fund is part of Youth 19 and is funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and is being delivered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’ Acorn Fund. Both rounds of funding have now closed and due to the sheer volume of responses the fund increased from £100,000 to £120,000 and saw over 70 young people’s groups and organisations benefit to deliver projects this year that will endeavor to Change Something within their community.
Funding applications were judged by a committee of young people aged 13-24 and you can see the full details on the awarded projects below.
Round 1 Awards
26 groups from across the Derry City & Strabane District Council area have been awarded a total of £50k funding to help ‘Make.Change.Happen’ through a series of projects run by young people that will make a positive impact in their local community. Click through for information on all of the awards. You can apply for the next Change something Fund Awards from 11th March 2019.
Round 2 Awards
Due to the sheer volume of ‘high-quality’ applications from young people throughout the North West to the ‘Change Something Fund’, Derry City & Strabane District Council and The National Lottery Community Fund have increased funding by £20k – bringing the final total of grants awarded for youth projects in 2019 to £120k. The second round of grants announced today will see 46 groups from across the Derry City & Strabane District Council area share a slice of £70k funding to help ‘Make.Change.Happen’ through a series of projects run by young people that will make a positive impact in their local community.
Meet the Judges
Young people aged 12-24 had the opportunity to join the committee and judge applications to the #ChangeSomethingFund
Our panel of judges was selected in October 2018 and selected 26 organisations to benefit from the fund in the first round. They will also select the successful organisations who applied through the second round, judging of which takes place in May.