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Funding for Creative Youth Projects Celebrating UK Native Plants and Fungi

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Applications can now be submitted by young people aged 14 to 25 years for grants of £500 to run a wide range of creative projects that celebrate UK native plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.

Project ideas include:

  • Creating visual art through painting or photography.

  • Music, poetry or dance.

  • Transforming a space in the local community.

  • Designing a fashion collection.

Previous projects have involved around 100 people each, through events, performances and gatherings. In this funding round a total of 50 projects will be supported.

The project should be mainly run by the young people, but they need to work with a supporting organisation that will receive the funding on their behalf and support the project. The supporting organisation must be an established and relevant organisation that is charitable in purpose or not for profit. In particular:

  • Voluntary, youth or community groups.

  • Education bodies (excluding primary schools).

  • Arts charities.

  • Local authorities or other council bodies.

  • Health authorities.

The funding is available for projects starting from May 2020 onwards and projects have to be completed by October 2020.

The deadline for applications is 30 March 2020.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted until 30 March 2020 (1pm).

The application round might close early depending on the number of applications received.

Young people should apply as follows:

  • Make a short video application (no more than two minutes) on their phone or video camera and upload it securely.

  • Complete the online form including a link to their video.

Guidelines, the online form and examples of successful projects are available on the Grow Wild website.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Chloe
    Grow Wild
    Tel: 07826 873 421 or 020 8332 3759
    Email: [email protected]

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