Opportunity: Grow Wild Community Project Funding

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Now open for applications!

Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people togetherthrough activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi? Well then, read on!

Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that:

  • Stand out from the crowd: listen to your beneficiaries – be creative together, try something new that reaches new audiences.
  • Focus on UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment, and for quality of life.
  • Will engage one or more of these groups:
    • Young people aged 12-18
    • Students and young people aged 18-25
    • People living in urban areas
    • People experiencing hardship and reduced access to services
    • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities
  • Make sure your project is led by the community directly or by an organisation that addresses an identified issue or need.
  • Will encourage large scale community involvement, ideally in the hundreds!
  • Will deliver the project in a space or location that is accessible to the general public i.e. is not in a restricted or controlled area

Download the guidance document at www.growwilduk.com/content/community-project-funding-2018 for everything you need to know about the process of applying for Grow Wild community project funding. You will need to contact your local Grow Wild Engagement Manager to discuss your proposal and request the online application form – Stéphanie Baine on scotland@growwilduk.com or 07930477553.

Applications must be submitted by midday on the 15th January 2018.

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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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