The Ormiston Families #WeWill project is currently taking place in Great Yarmouth. It has been designed to empower the children and young people of Great Yarmouth to support the wellbeing of their peers and make meaningful change in their coastal communities.
15 schools have been recruited across primary, secondary, college and specialist education, within which we have already recruited over 200 Wellbeing Ambassadors. These young people will be trained to offer wellbeing support and lead on social action projects.
Wellbeing Ambassadors will also develop peer support models within their settings, collaborate across schools to develop social action projects and network with local community groups to enact positive change in their area.
The #iWill Fund that makes #WeWill possible is thanks to the £54 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities. Ormiston Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iWill Fund.