Spaces for Change for young people aged 16 - 24 (up to £5K cash award and support)

Date published: 11/10/2017

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Expression of Interest deadline: 13 Nov 2017

Spaces for Change (S4C) is a UK wide programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16 - 24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people. This could be buildings or outside space.

Awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer to peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning. The project can be supported by adults too.

Young people aged 18 – 24 will also have the opportunity to crowd fund alongside their award with support from Spacehive. This will enable the young person to demonstrate tangible support from the local community for their idea, learn valuable skills, as well as increasing the chances of sustainability of the social venture.


  • Be between the age of 16 - 24;
  • Live in the UK;
  • Have an idea for a social venture that will unlock the potential benefits of unused or under-utilised spaces for the local community, especially other young people;
  • Apply as an individual or an informal group of up to four people (with groups only the lead will complete the application form, the lead will also be responsible for the award);
  • Fulfil a clear demand and need, with clear outputs and goals.

To apply for a Spaces 4 Change click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form.

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