Green Futures Partnership Projects

Looking for support to get a new project or idea off the ground?

We are welcoming applications and interest from schools, youth organisations and those working in the progressive food and farming sector, to apply for funding from our scheme or support from our mentoring, training or advice opportunities.

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So check out the opportunities for funding and support below.

 

PARTNERSHIP PROJECT GRANTS

  • Work Experience (£800 max available per scheme)
  • Progressive Food and Farming sector visits (max £500 available per application)
  • Partnership Projects (£500-£2000 available per project)

 

Work Experience Grants are looking to help support schools and youth organisations pay for travel, support staff or sessions with businesses, social enterprises or projects so that the young people involved gain work place skill development. Work Experience projects maybe for individuals or small groups over a set number of days.

Example:  St Victors School has three 15 year old boys that are happier engaging in vocational activities outside, but they have never really spent time in the countryside or been on a farm. St Victors careers advisor would like to take the boys to Wentworth’s Organic Farm to gain some work experience once a week across a 6-week term. They will get experience on the farm, in the farm shop and at the glamping site. The grant will help to pay for petrol, a support worker and some suitable clothing for the 6 weeks. 

 

Progressive Food & Farming Sector Visit Grants are were a larger group of young people go on a visit to experience how a business, charity or social enterprise works. It could be for a morning or a full day dependent upon logistics

Example: Youth Elements C.I.C wants to take their Wednesday youth group to Roundland’s Pick Your Own Farm Orchard to learn about how the PYO farm works. The farm has said that they can also help to collect the apples at the end of the season so they can donate some to the local food bank but also to learn how to make items like sauce and fruit leather. They have asked for costs to cover transport, extra youth worker, entry to the farm and jam jars. 

 

Partnership Project Grants are to try out new ideas bringing new partners together from different sectors. Partnership Projects need to demonstrate impact and quality engagement opportunities for young people 11-17 years old.

Example 1: ‘Bluestone School’ want to work with ‘Growing Life’ to build a new school garden as well as invite local primary schools to visit and work together to plant and harvest vegetables.

Example 2: ‘Chriscross Estate Community Fridge’ want to work with students from ‘Ashaven School’ to create a video about their community fridge and how it helps to reduce food waste.

Example 3: Six form students from a SEND school will spend time working with ‘Chard Farm’ helping to harvest, learning about sales, orders, supply and growing across the autumn term. Including producing their own retail model for the farm to have a stall at their school fair.

Example 4: ‘Wye Scout Group’ want to work with ‘Woodside Rangers’ to develop a local nature trail. They want to learn basic foraging bushcraft with a local tutor ;as well as build dead hedges along the trail creating local habitats.

 

  • Partnerships must include a minimum of one youth focused partner and one sector partner.
  • The lead organisation will be expected to complete due diligence checks.

 

Deadlines: 28.02.2022, 23.05.2022 & 30.10.2022 at midday

 

We encourage discussions with the Green Futures team prior to submitting an application. Please email Rebecca@feedbackglobal.org

To apply please complete the online form Partnership Project Application