#iwill – Looking Forward

We’re partnering with Action for Stammering Children (ASC) on a new project for young people that will see them plan, design and deliver a social action project to benefit their community in Islington.

The project – Looking Forward – will offer an opportunity for 10 young people from the ASC Youth Panel who are living with a stammer to combine their entrepreneurial skills with TimeBank’s volunteering expertise to develop a social action project to benefit the local community. The team will have a budget of £1,000 to plan, design and deliver the project.

The Youth Panel will be supported by a TimeBank Project Co-ordinator, who will run 10 sessions over six months to develop the young people’s skills in project planning and budgeting, marketing and communications, project delivery and evaluation. While the panel will be supported by TimeBank throughout, the project will be youth led, using their ideas and talents to develop the project and they’ll be given full ownership over their work.

Looking Forward has been funded by a grant from the #iwillfund which is made possible thanks to £40 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

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