Individuals and teams of young people based in the UK aged between the ages of 17 and 24 will be able to apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that use digital technology to make a positive impact on the environment. O2 – The Environment Now initiative 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.