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14 June, 2011

Teachers! We're giving schools money for youth-led community action

We have two pots of money to give schools, each for creating active-learning opportunities for students to run social action projects.

As well as the grants, we give you free resources and training to help your students benefit their local, global and school communities.

So, whether you want to spice up your curriculum or develop your students’ role within the community, you won't want to miss out on these two opportunities.

Make the Link - Climate exChange

We connect young people from six countries in Europe and Africa to engage in climate change issues. Through learning, dialogue and action, the participants explore the practical steps they can take to tackle climate change as active citizens.

We are giving away €100 to schools for students to run awareness campaigns. In addition, the first 22 schools to apply will get an extra €200 and their participating students will be sent on a free residential training weekend to develop their ideas and skills.

Make the Link - Climate exChange is a three year project in partnership with Plan UK and with funding from the European Union. The countries involved are Bulgaria, the Netherlands and the UK (Europe) and Kenya, Malawi and Senegal (Africa).

Discover more about Make the Link - Climate exChange or sign up at the MtL-cec website.

Giving Nation Challenge

Our Giving Nation Challenge is nurturing the next generation of social activists. It encourages young people to be active, responsible citizens by taking action on a community issue or charitable cause of their choice.

The programme is based firmly in the curriculum of a whole year group. It is driven by students and develops team work, project management skills and community involvement, and brings all the benefits of a citizenship-rich enterprise project.

We give every participating class a start-up grant of £50, with which they must develop a sustainable enterprise. Outputs might include new volunteering opportunities, a structure to your charitable fundraising or increased links with your community.

Find out more about the Giving Nation Challenge or sign up at the Giving Nation website.


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