Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people aged between 10 and 20 years old (up to 25 for disabled young people), and benefiting local people and places. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action involving activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Social action also develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for.

Big Lottery Fund and the Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering local youth social action opportunities.