Act for Change Fund

Act for Change Fund


Act for Change Fund: young people leading social action was a £3.6 million partnership for organisations supporting young people working for change, which ran from 2018 – 2022. The Fund provided resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing.

A joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, both foundations are acting as match funders and awarded grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund. Act for Change Fund promoted the potential of young people with experience of disadvantage to devise and develop activities and programmes to shape the world around them. It aimed to create a more diverse group of social, cultural and political leaders for the future.

Act for Change Fund has now closed for applications.

To see examples of Act for Change Fund grants, please visit our grants database.

You can also explore findings and recommendations for funders on the Funding Youth Activism website.

This webinar below shares what we’ve learned about funding young people leading change through Act for Change Fund.