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Second round of ‘The Change Something Fund’ – awarding grants to young people’s projects. DCSDC in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund

The Change Something Fund is your chance to change something in your community by awarding grants to young people’s projects.  It is part of Youth 19 and is funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund. The second round of funding is now open for applications by clicking the button here. 

A total of £100,000 is available in the fund where grants from £200 to £3,000 will be available to young people aged 12-24 who submit applications. £50,000 of the total fund was allocated in December 2018 and the second round grants will be awarded in April 2019.  ​

Change Something activities can be any activity or initiative that is important to you and that will make a difference in your local community.

Funding applications will be judged by a committee of  young people aged 13-24. Applications will be accepted between 15th March – 11th April 2019.

Below are a list of groups who received funding in the first round of the Change Something fund.

  1. Glen Development Initiative awarded funds towards the costs of an environmental classroom.
  2. Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership awarded funds towards the costs of a programme which includes exercise using a ‘Pole’ supported by a professional cognitive therapist to alleviate mental health conditions experiences mostly by girls e.g. eating disorders.
  3. Me4Mental awarded funds towards the costs of a programme focused on the health and wellbeing of young people.
  4. Education Authority Youth Service awarded funds towards the costs of running a mental health event for those young people who attend the Connect Youth Programme.
  5. Long Tower Youth Club awarded funds towards the costs of a setting up a Triax Area Youth Committee made up of 12 members.
  6. Education Authority awarded funds towards the costs of the Drop In Sessions.
  7. Gasyard Wall Feile awarded funds towards the costs of Vicarious Impact Care Training.
  8. Our Future Foyle City Centre Initiative awarded funds towards the costs of a health and wellbeing programme for young people which will take place in the city centre in a bespoke bus.
  9. Creative Arts and Social Team awarded funds towards the costs of creative workshops leading to performances of excerpts from musicals.
  10. Strabane Sigerson awarded funds towards the costs of their ‘Have a Ball’ 10 week programme for children.
  11. St Mary’s Youth Club awarded funds towards the costs of a celebration event for all the young volunteers from the Triax area who work within their community organisations and youth clubs.
  12. St Mary’s College awarded funds towards the costs of an intergenerational event for present and past pupils.
  13. St Mary’s School College Council awarded funds towards the costs of a campaign to reduce single use plastic in the school and to widen the campaign to the all schools in Northern Ireland.
  14. St Mary’sCollege awardedd funds towards the costs of a forming a super council with other schools in the DCSDC area.
  15. Off the Streets Initiative awarded funds towards the costs of driving and theory tests for 12 local young men who are trying to do something positive in their lives.
  16. Equine Enrichment awarded funds towards the costs of a programme for two young peer leaders to co-facilitate equine assisted personal development courses for young people aged 11–15 years old.
  17. North West Football Centre awarded funds towards the costs of two young people to actively plan, deliver and evaluate a community outreach programme using football. The young people will receive coaching qualifications.
  18. Ballymagroarty Hazelbank Community Partnership awarded funds towards the costs of developing a toolkit for the promotion of mental health awareness and support.
  19. Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum awarded funds towards the costs of the productions of an interactive tool and avatar which will be used to promote awareness of mental health issues for young people.
  20. Bogside and Brandywell Initiative awarded funds towards the costs of the ‘Get Involved’ Programme.
  21. Clooney Estate Residents Association awarded funds towards the costs of skills programme for 25 young people in the area.
  22. Destined Limited awarded funds towards the costs of the Street Wise Programme for young disabled people under the age of 25 living in the DCSDC area.
  23. Foyle Women’s Aid awarded funds towards the costs of a programme for young people who feel isolated by their family circumstances.
  24. Gasyard Development Trust awarded funds towards the costs of exhibiting Sarah’s artwork and to provide a sensory experience for young people with ASD.
  25. Liberty Consortium awarded funds towards the costs of running ‘Inclusive Fest’.
  26. Reach Across awarded funds towards the costs of the developing a youth café to be run and managed by young people with support from others.

Gareth Stewart, Event Co-Ordinator – Youth 19, Derry City & Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN

Tel: (028) 7137 6575 ext. 6964

www.derrystrabane.com