The Change Something Fund is an initiative from Derry City and Strabane District Council. It coincides with Youth 19 - a year dedicated to the North West's greatest asset, our young people.

Judging panel

The Change Something Fund is an opportunity for young people to bring their hopes and aspirations to life during Youth 19.

A judging panel made up of 13-24 year olds will take decisions on the funding of young people’s projects throughout the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

Judging Panel of the Change Something Fund with Mayor

Verbal's journalism student, Matthew Devine, successfully applied to be part of the panel. Matthew is pictured above, third from left with dark sleeves. 

Matthew says that Change Something activities can be any project or initiative that is important to young people and will make a difference in their local community.

He is looking forward to training with his panel colleagues, prior to making those all-important funding decisions.

Find out more

Congratulations Matthew! Click here for more information on the Change Something Fund.