Through National Lottery Project Grants, Arts Council England are working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to create more and better volunteering opportunities for young people and others who experience barriers to accessing high quality opportunities.
£4.6 million in government investment is being awarded to more than 160 community organisations across the country to support 7,800 new volunteering opportunities over the next two years as the government confirms the beneficiaries of the Volunteering Futures Fund, which was established in 2021.
Volunteering Futures will enable people to get involved in volunteering activities across the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, sport and physical activity, youth and other community settings.
Their aim is to create more and better volunteering opportunities for people who experience loneliness, who experience barriers to volunteering or live in areas where there are fewer volunteering opportunities.
You can read more about these opportunities here