New £7m Government Volunteering Futures Fund

Launched with Arts Council England, Pears Foundation and NHS Charities Together, the above fund aims to help people access more volunteering opportunities across a range of sectors including the arts and sport.

Of the £7m, almost £6 million comes directly from the Government, and £1.15 million from Pears Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

In recognition of the barriers some people face to volunteering, the Volunteering Futures Fund will have a strong focus on young people, and those experiencing loneliness, with disabilities and from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Organisations that run projects across the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, sport, civil society and youth sectors can apply. These could be nationwide projects to create placements for young people, in addition to more regional and local projects, such as those working with a particular football club to provide volunteering opportunities.

Deadline 7 December 2021 at midday