Young People in the Lead Team

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What is a Young People in the Lead team?
At The National Lottery Community Fund, we continue to have big plans for making sure that the
voices of young people are included in all our work, whether it’s through the grants we make, the
people we influence or the things we learn.

To do this, we need a passionate team of young people to work closely with our Head of Youth
Voice and partner with us throughout 2022.

About our approach
We strongly believe that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery
funding is open to everyone. As the UK’s largest community funder, we’re privileged to be able to
work with the smallest of grassroots groups right up to large UK-wide charities.

Read more about us, how we work and the people and projects we fund.

Our Young People in the Lead impact so far
At The National Lottery Community Fund, the first Young People in the Lead (YPIL) team made a
huge impact in 2020 and 2021. They worked to make sure that young people’s voices are included
in all our work.

Here is a snapshot of what they have achieved:
England YPIL have presented at over 15 national youth and funding events, reaching 2,000
external stakeholders in total. They have created toolkits to raise awareness among staff about
good quality youth programmes, helped with post COVID-19 priorities and the importance of Youth Voice in organisations, while also sitting on positions of influence within UK Government departments and on our Board and Country Committees.

Wales YPIL have designed and delivered research to understand what matters most to young people in Wales. The research findings were used to co-design a £10 million grant programme, which will enable young people to be in the lead, so that they can imagine and create a more resilient and mentally healthy future for young people in Wales. The Young People in the Lead advisory panel will be involved in the decision making for these grants in 2022.

All members of Young People in the Lead teams have the opportunity to pursue their interests and passion projects using their lived experiences, while receiving training and support tailored to their future goals.

What we are looking for
Key skills
Ability to work in a team
Decision making
Good communication
Knowledge of your community’s needs

Desired experience
Being a role model
Managing a project
Involvement in your local community
Representing other people’s views

Key commitments
Approximately eight hours a month
Flexible approach to travel across regions
Attend induction and residential

Main responsibilities
Be the voice of young people within The National Lottery Community Fund
Work with the Youth Voice team to design future funding opportunities for youth organisations and young people
Be a decision maker in funding processes
Ensure the quality of our funding to young people through visiting projects and partner organisations

Benefits to you
Tailor made training and support
Improve your skills and experience in people management, leadership, decision making and project planning
Gain training in public speaking, influencing and team building
Time remunerated, all travel and expenses paid for
Opportunity to be part of change for young people
Meet other inspiring young people like you

Key dates
Application deadline – 30 September 2021
Selection day dates and times – October 2021 depending on location and your availability
You will need to be able to commit to the role until December 2022 and attend monthly meetings (dates TBC)

To be eligible to apply you must be currently involved in a National Lottery funded project

In a maximum of 400 words, or in a film, please provide answers to the following questions
and send to:
• What issue in society are you most passionate about and why?
• What skills, experience and knowledge do you have that you think are most relevant to being a Young Person in the Lead?
• Tell us about a community project you would like to create [or are already part of] that will have a positive change on your community/wider society?

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