Applications Open for Young UnLtd’s Spaces 4 Change Programme!

Deadline: 30 October 2017

The Young UnLtd is seeking applications for its Spaces 4 Change Programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

From 2016-2019 100 awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer to peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning.

Young people aged 18 – 24 will also have the opportunity to crowd fund alongside their award with support from Spacehive. This will enable the young person to demonstrate tangible support from the local community for their idea, learn valuable skills, as well as increasing the chances of sustainability of the social venture.

Eligibility Criteria

  • be between the age of 16-24
  • If over 18 be willing to crowdfund a minimum of £100 via Spacehive to support the sustainability of social venture
  • live in the UK
  • have an idea for a social venture that will unlock the potential benefits of unused or under-utilised spaces for the local community, especially other young people
  • apply as an individual or an informal group of up to four people (with groups only the lead will complete the application form, the lead will also be responsible for the award)
  • fulfil a clear demand and need, with clear outputs and goals
  • Applicants will not be eligible if their social venture idea is:
    • part of their paid employment
    • involves political or religious campaigning
    • involves activities outside of the law or against public policy, or anything that encourages ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony
    • involves employing people
    • mainly for people to achieve academic qualifications
    • funding living expenses
    • led by or part of an established organisation

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their EOIs online via given website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Spaces 4 Change.

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