Friday, July 31, 2009

Funds for Youth

Over the next 2 years, Reaching Out will distribute up to eight grants
of between £50,000 and £100,000.

This fund is suitable for organisations that work across lots of
different areas of England. It is expected to open in Autumn 2009.

Its aims are to:

- Focus on social inclusion and promoting youth leadership.
- Raise the quality of youth leadership opportunities.
- Create more opportunities for young people to influence the
decisions affecting them.
- Extend the organisation’s reach to new groups in new areas.

The money should be used for developing the organisation, rather than
funding specific programmes.

Click here to go to the website:

** Access to Nature (England)

Natural England, in consultation with the Big Lottery Fund, have
scheduled to close Access to Nature with Stage 1 applications by 1
February 2010 with Stage 2 applications to be received by 4 May 2010.
This is due to the amount of applications received at this point

Access to Nature provides support for organisations who want to
encourage people from all backgrounds to learn more about and enjoy
the natural environment. It funds projects in urban, rural and coastal
communities and aims to reach people who currently have little or no
contact with nature. Grants range from £50,000 to £500,000. A small
number of larger grants will be available to projects that have a
national significance.

For more information visit the Access to Nature website here.