FUNDING for young people's activities including campaigning, fundraising and volunteering is being made available to local groups.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) has launched a partnership with the online grant-matching platform, The Good Exchange, to distribute the latest round of money.

Using funds from the Government's £40million #iwill fund, the foundation is awarding grants to young people's projects that will 'make a positive difference to their communities.'

As part of the current round of funding, OCF has already awarded £5,000 to The Story Museum for their ‘Young Producers’ project.

Previously a grant was also made to Didcot TRAIN Youth Project which works with young people who are at risk of educational failure, crime, child sexual exploitation, and alcohol and substance abuse.

And Oxford Hub’s Schools Plus programme has used #iwill funding to place student volunteers in tutoring placement across 13 schools in Oxford.

OCF will be making grants on a rolling basis until its #iwill funds are spent and is recommending other groups should consider making applications as soon as possible.

To find out more and to make an application go to