O2 has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are available to individuals and teams of UK-based young people aged between the ages of 17 and 24 that use digital technology to make a positive impact on the environment.
O2 – The Environment Now is funded by O2 and the National Lottery, and is part of the Our Bright Future programme. As well as funding, the programme also offers mentoring, work experience and insight days with industry professionals to help bring ideas to life. To be eligible the project must have a positive and measurable environmental impact in areas such as:
- Energy efficiency
- Waste and recycling.
Projects funded in the past include:
LettusGrow: a company on a mission to reduce food waste around the world through soil-free gardening.
Virtually There: an app that will contain different virtual reality experiences highlighting the impact of global warming, waste and deforestation.
The next deadline for applications is the 8th September 2017 with a further deadline on the 27th October 2017.