Organisations working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who wish to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Young Roots programme have until 18th January 2018 to submit their bids.
The Young Roots programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to develop their own views about the culturally varied Heritage of the UK. Registered Charities and trusts, community, voluntary and youth groups, community/Parish councils, Community Interest Companies, local authorities, public sector organisations such as museums and social enterprises are all eligible to apply for projects where young people have been engaged in the process and will be involved in the activity. Schools and colleges may apply for projects that take place outside school hours and that will benefit the wider community.
Grants of £10,000 to £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to two years with recently funded examples including £24,400 to Children’s Services London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames who worked in partnership with Orleans House Gallery to engage looked after children as volunteers, in work skills placements and through creative interpretation projects.