Funding for Young People to Explore Their Heritage
Young Roots offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The scheme aims to involve 11 – 25 year-olds in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Projects need to be related to the heritage of the UK. For example, it could involve young people researching a local archive or doing practical casework on a nature reserve. Projects must also show how young people are managing and participating in the project.
Previous projects supported include:
• Kirkby Stephen Grammar School which received a grant of £15,300 to produce a film about the construction of the Settle-Carlisle Railway which is an important part of the heritage of their area.
• Villa Real School (which caters specifically for young people with special educational needs) which was awarded a grant of £19,875 to work in partnership with a local museum to explore and gain firsthand experience in ancient crafts.
Applications to the programme can be made at any time.
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Posted on 16th October 2013