Big Lottery Fund launches £30m Environment Fund (UK)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a funding programme, Our Environment Our Future. This UK-wide £30million investment is set to support projects enabling young people (aged 11-24) to improve their local environment and increase their employment potention through learning new skills.

The Big Lottery Fund is looking for a UK-wide strategic partner to co-ordinate this new funding programme which opens to applications next year. Our Environment Our Future will see the Big Lottery Fund bring together, for the first time, two core areas of its investment – environment and young people. One of the key objectives of the programme will be to support projects that enable young people across the UK to participate and take the lead in the growing green economy.

The £30million available will fund a number of individual projects (25-35) across the UK to scale-up or replicate.

The deadline is May 16 2014 for organisations to apply for the role of UK-wide strategic partner.



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