Act for Change Fund

Who are the Act for Change Fund?

Act for Change Fund: young people leading social action is a £3.6 million partnership for organisations supporting young people working for change. The Fund provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing.

A joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and us, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, both foundations are acting as match funders and are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.


The Advocacy Academy runs a six-month Social Justice Fellowship for young people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. This grant will support the organisation to hire a Programme Director to focus on developing its model and deepening impact.

For more information on the Advocacy Academy visit the website.


Funders increasingly realise that they must support young people to shape their communities and the wider world. It’s time to move beyond raising awareness, into the realm of social action

Naima Khan, Programme Coordinator, Act for Change Fund