Leeds City College has received funding to help young people make a difference in their community through sport and social action.
As a result of funding from the National Lottery, the college has been given over £125,000 from Sport England and the #iwill Fund, to help young people use sport to make a positive difference in their communities.
Leeds City College will be working with students to deliver a range of social action projects in third sector organisations and sports clubs across Leeds.
Steven Richards, Activities & Engagement Manager at the college, said: “We’re adopting a student-led approach to raise aspirations and address the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s skills shortage through social action.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to increase voluntary opportunities for young people under the age of 18 and make a real difference in their community.
“We’ll be collaborating with Voluntary Action Leeds and Yorkshire Sport Foundation to set up rewarding projects from January 2018 that are linked with sport and physical activity.”
Sport England and the #iwill Fund are creating more opportunities for 10-20 year-olds to get involved in social action and use sport and physical activity as a way to benefit others in their local area. The #iwill fund is made possible thanks to joint funding from the government, and the Big Lottery Fund using money raised by National Lottery players.
#iwill Week 2017, which runs from November 20-24, celebrates young people who lead social action and their capacity for bringing others together. The week marks the fourth anniversary of the campaign and is all about shining a light on the impact that young people are having, as well as the great work of the 700+ #iwill partners who’ve pledged to create more social action opportunities.