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£10k funding up for grabs - The Environment Now Posted on 06/11/2017 00:00:00 Good news for young entrepreneurs in the UK with digital ideas providing environmental solutions - a new funding round via The Environment Now is open and the closing date has been extended until November 14th, 2017. Managed by the National Youth Agency, The Environment Now funds innovative digital ideas to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste or increase recycling. Via their partner O2 they are also offering work experience, project leaders mentoring, and insight sessions with industry professionals.
  • Are your Students passionate about the environment and making a positive impact?
  • Can your  Students use digital technology to create a better future?
  • Have your Students got the entrepreneurial drive and innovation to make a difference?

If your answer is YES, then your college can apply for up to £10,000 per project and take The Environment Now challenge.

The Environment Now project must:
1. Have a designated project leader that is aged between 17-24 years old. Our programme is specifically aimed at young people and the project team must reflect this.
2. Have a positive and measurable environmental impact in areas such as; energy efficiency or waste and recycling.
3. Use digital technology to solve an environmental issue, this could include, but is not limited to:
  • Using digital skills and/or digital connectivity
  • The use of pre-existing technologies and digital platforms
  • Using digital research and data management
4. Be based within the UK; although it could have wider benefits.
5. Have realistic and achievable objectives within the available funding and timeframe.
6. Have sustainable values, considering your projects impact on the environment and local community.
7. Not pay for team salaries, accommodation rent, social trips or any personal expenses that aren’t related to your project.
8. Not support or endorse political parties, religious organisations and extreme activist groups.
9. Not be part of an existing project or charity just requiring additional funding to continuing its existing work with no new elements.
10. Not require additional funding to complete your The Environment Now project objectives.

Applications for the latest round of funding are now open until November 14th, apply now directly at

 The Environment Now website to read the full criteria and apply for funding. 


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