Funding for Community Youth Projects (UK)
Telecoms provider O2 "Think Big with O2" youth programme is currently open for applications. The programme supports young people in the UK (aged between 13 and 25) who want to use digital technology to make positive changes to their communities. Initially funding of £300 is available to get projects off the ground. Projects need to be completed within six months.
The programme is open to individuals and groups of young people and the money can be used to cover project related costs such as materials & equipment; cost of renting space; transportation; and advertising, etc. If the project is completed successfully young people may be invited to apply for the second level of the programme --Think Bigger where O2 provides funding of up to £2500.
Examples of live projects are:
- Sam Labs - To create a software that helps teaching people how to use electronics and coding in an easy way It will teach people how to use electronics;
- STEMettes - To create a week-long conference to help girls into STEM careers.
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