CSV is to hand out five grants of up to £100 to encourage children to become good community citizens.
The volunteering charity will make the grants from its Young People's Innovation Fund to groups of five or more young people in England and Scotland that plan to carry out a citizenship project in their community.
The grants will support the Year of the Volunteer's Citizenship and Community month. The deadline for applications is 24 March, with winners announced in October.
Meanwhile, CSV will publish a report today showing how its army of full-time volunteers has had a positive impact on public services and the people they support.
The Prime Minister will meet a group of CSV volunteers at a reception in London this week to thank them for their work for worthwhile causes. Among them will be 81-year-old Ken Ross of London, who joined the organisation 22 years ago.