Inspire 2022

A programme of youth-led social action and community events across the UK but with focus on the needs of the whole community.

Project information

£1.7 million

Total Spirit grant

December 2021 – November 2023

Project duration

UK Youth

Grantee organisation

Inspire 2022 is funded by £1.2m from Spirit of 2012 and £500,000 from the #iwill Fund, (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), designed in partnership with Local Trust and delivered by UK Youth.

Taking inspiration from the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Inspire 2022 is a youth-led events-based social action programme which will use national events in 2022 and 2023 as a springboard for young people to design positive activities for their own communities, bridging community divides and giving young people a voice in a year of national celebration.

With grant funding, young people are supported to work with their community to research, plan organise, promote and deliver events which respond to community needs, and leave a legacy of skills and knowledge for future social action.

Project aims

  1. Improve the wellbeing of young people through events-based youth-led social action
  2. Empower young people to organise and lead on events-based social action activities for their communities
  3. Leave a lasting legacy of community cohesion, embedded through events-based youth-led social action



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