What is it?

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 Big Lottery Fund. 

A total of £100,000 is available in the fund where grants from £500 to £3,000 will be available to young people aged 13-24 who submit applications. 

Change Something activities can be any activity or iniative that is important to you and that will make a difference in your local community. 
Funding applications will be judged by a committee of 10 young people aged 13-24

Join the committee and judge applications to the #ChangeSomethingFund

You must be:

• 13-24 years old
• willing to attend 5 meetings (dates will be confirmed in advance)
• committed to helping other young people change something important

Send us:

  1. Your Name

  2. Address,

  3. Postcode

  4. Date of Birth

  5. Up to 250 written words or a 1minute video simply telling us:


Application deadline is Friday 14th September 2018

  • Don’t worry if you’re not sure if you have all it takes to undertake this role, we have a team available to support you with developing your skills. This team is in place to ensure all Youth 19 activities have young people at the centre - they are happy to help!

  • You will also be given the opportunity to count your hours towards the Millennium Volunteer Award.

  • Application deadline is 14th September 2018. You’ll know the outcome by September 2018 and we’ll get started straight away!

  • The Change Something Fund is a unique opportunity to create special activities for your community which will sit alongside a programme of major 2019 signature events with young people at the very heart of them!

Email your application to changesomethingfund@derrystrabane.com