Live UnLtd is currently in preparation of launching an exciting new youth national programme. This is a national 5 year Programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The programme gives young people the opportunity to help themselves by helping others through their own entrepreneurial projects, by acting in a socially entrepreneurial way, young people can transform the way they are seen. They are now funding and supporting young peoples ideas (Community Impact project/ Social Enterprise); giving out an average of £1500 for each project. Each month a Youth panel of 10 volunteers living across the Midland (aged 16-25), will decide which youth lead project will be funded and how much money the project will be awarded.
The basic criteria is that the young people:
*Must be 16 – 18 year old (as of July age group will expand to 11-18)
*Must be living in England
*Must be applying as an individual or an informal group
*Must have a positive social impact on the community
*Must demonstrate commitment to engage at least 20 young people in their project (must benefit or help out as volunteer)
Those young people who meet the basic criteria, will be asked to attend an informal interview! Applicants will then be contacted regarding the outcome of their application in a 4 to 8 week turn over.
This will be a good opportunity for young people to learn new skills, be responsible for a project that would benefit their local community and gain confidence and self belief.
It is important that the project ideas outline the (social) problem in their community and how their project or social Enterprise aims to target, tackle or reduce it.
If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Cranston
Mob: 07887 173860
Big Challenge has launched!
The Big Challenge competition for 16-25 year olds is open for applications now.
Be in with a chance of winning a share of £65,000 along with support to set up your own community project.
Your project just needs to inspire other young people and involve volunteers so think big and get involved now!
Check out www.bigchallenge.org.uk for full details and the online application.