Bolton’s Fund: Still time to bid for youth-led climate projects

There is still time for young people across Bolton to win funding for their own climate project to help make the borough cleaner and greener.

As part of Bolton’s ongoing commitment to tackle climate change, Bolton’s Fund has set aside £5,000 to help young people to make a difference in their community.

Residents aged 13 to 21 now have until May 21 to share their idea for a £500 climate project.

Youth groups and eco-councils are urged to take part by producing a “Dragon’s Den” style pitch for grant funding. Each successful project will be genuinely youth-led from the original idea right through to completion.

The scheme was designed with Youth MPs and the Youth Council, and young people will also be involved in deciding who receives the grants.

Helen Tomlinson, head of services and performance at Bolton CVS (Community and Voluntary Services), said: "Climate change is important issue for everyone, but we know that young people are especially engaged with this topic and keen to make a difference.

“We want young people to lead these projects from start to finish I urge anyone who cares about our environment to get involved. ’m looking forward to hearing some of the ideas and seeing the funding used to make Bolton a greener place to live.”

For more information and to apply, visit the Bolton CVS website.

Bolton’s Fund is a voluntary sector grants programme delivered by Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS.

All Bolton’s Fund grant decisions are made by a panel of independent volunteer assessors from across the community.

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