Global Fund for Children are launching a new program –  #iwill – and with our help, GFC will be investing £300,000 into four Bradford-based organisations, along with an 18-month support programme.

#iwill is a place-based and innovative youth social action programme,  intended for boys and young men under the age of 14 across the Bradford district. The #iwill Fund seeks to make involvement in social action a part of life for young people, by recognising the benefit for both young people and their communities. 

The #iwill fund is made possible thanks to £54 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

Impact Hub Bradford is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund. For the Hub, #iwill is part of our support for Goal 5 – Gender Equality – of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and particularly what it means to be a positive male role model.

The new project will be delivered by GFC with support from the Hub and led by four voluntary sector partners:

Impact Hub Bradford and Global Fund for Children will be hosting the launch of #iwill at the Hub on 24th November and, along with the fund’s partners and other speakers, celebrating the arrival of this innovative and vital programme for the district.

Join Impact Hub Bradford and Global Fund for Children to celebrate the launch of #iwill

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Join us on for a two-hour workshop and introduction to social investment, delivered by Good Finance as part of our Local Access Bradford District programme and our partners at Airedale Enterprise.

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose.

Charities and social enterprises can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their business, providing working capital for contract delivery, or buying assets.​​

At this workshop, you’ll learn about how social investment can provide the financial resources you might need and how to become investor ready.

Places are limited, so do book early. Refreshments and light bites will be provided for all attendees.

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