January 2015 – September 2017

Do It For Real

Mobilising young people aged between 11-30 to start and grow sustainable social action projects, connecting social ventures with volunteers and mentors.

The project in numbers

£925,847

Project spend

3 Years

Project duration

Jan 2015 – Sept 2017

Project Complete

Do it for Real mobilised young people aged between 11 and 30-years-old to start and grow sustainable social action projects, connecting social ventures with volunteers and mentors.

The three-year programme which was a partnership between Spirit, UnLtd and Comic relief aimed to discover, motivate and support young volunteers and social entrepreneurs across the UK.

The programme consisted of five elements, offering a staggered development path for individuals and communities:

  • Giving youth groups the tools they needed – We helped groups to set up their own community events through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, and develop their ideas by applying for our support.
  • Unlocking potential – We provided a package of support and £500 grants for young people to test out their projects to improve their communities.
  • Support to start – We helped young social entrepreneurs boost their social impact of projects thanks to up to £5,000 in grant funding via local partners.
  • Support to grow – We gave social entrepreneurs who were ready for create more impact up to £15,000 and expert guidance to grow.
  • Local partners and volunteers – We worked with local partners and volunteers to help our young social entrepreneurs to thrive.

Project aims

  1. Mobilise young people into sustainable social action

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