This iWill Week, we’re excited to launch the next phase of our Social Action in Education Programme!

iWill Week (12th-16th November) is a national campaign which seeks to embed social action in the lives of young people. Their goal is to ensure young people aged 10 to 20 from all backgrounds have access to volunteering, campaigning and fundraising opportunities by 2020.

So, it feels like a fitting week to announce the launch of our Social Action in Education programme, after a successful six month pilot this summer we now launch phase two!

This exciting youth-led programme will be focused on youth enterprise – helping develop the next group of young entrepreneurs in Manchester.

We’ll be reaching out to over 500 young people, working with 20 schools to trial different ways of engaging pupils in volunteering and social action. Each school will appoint a member of staff to be their own Social Action Champion to ensure social action is embedded in the school’s culture.

The programme, funded by Young Manchester, will make a huge investment to encourage hundreds of young people to develop their own exciting projects. It will also incorporate a small grants programme to enable young people to bring new social action ideas to life.

Our two new team members taking the lead on this programme have a wealth of expertise in volunteering and social action.

We’re really excited about the programme and looking forward to delivering phase two alongside our partners.

Follow us on Twitter this week as we share examples of youth social action in practice using the hashtag #iWillWeek. Or contact or for further information.