Youth Inspiration Fund

Do you have a good idea that would help your youth group? But do you need some money to help make your idea a reality? The Youth Inspiration Fund could help!

What is it?

Wigan and Leigh Youth Cabinet are a group of young people who help to represent young people’s views and influence decisions that affect young people locally, regionally and nationally. They have £5,000 to spend on young people’s ideas. They’re looking for interesting, imaginative ideas that will help young people and your area.

You might want to get a new kit for your sports group, run some training or a workshop for other young people, get some publicity materials or put on a play with a positive message.

How much can I apply for and how do I do it?

If you’re aged 8-19, you can apply for up to £500 to spend on your idea.

  • Apply for the Youth Inspiration Fund online.
  • You can also apply by post if you'd prefer (this may be easier for you if you would like to use pictures as well as words in your application). To do this simply download our application form, then apply via post to: Youth Inspiration Fund, Targeted Youth Support Services, Wigan Council, Hindley Town Hall, Cross Street, Hindley, WN2 3AX.

What happens after I've applied for the fund?

After your application has been reviewed, the Youth Cabinet will decide whether or not you will be invited to attend the Youth Cabinet’s board meeting to present your ideas and a decision will be made at that meeting whether funding will be granted and the amount.

The funding received is committed to being solely used as specified in your application. However, if after being awarded the funding, you want to use the money for a different purpose, please let us know by contacting the Targeted Youth Support Services team and a review will be held based on your original case.

Payment of funding will not be received directly to the organisation and payment for goods/services should be invoiced directly to Wigan Council. Details will be given if your application is successful.

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