We think that young people are amazing and that they have the potential to make the world a better place through volunteering.

Applications for the latest funding round are now closed. Our next application window will open in November.

How To Apply

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on individuals and communities. Youth volunteering has an important role to play as part of society’s response to this issue. To help young people to volunteer in response to COVID-19 the Alec Dickson Trust has set up this call for applications.

Our application window is now closed! Our next application window will open in November.


The Trust welcomes applications of up to £500 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. 

Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic.

Our application window is now closed. Please come back in November.


If you have any questions please email

Good luck with your application!

About Alec Dickson Trust

We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.