Welcome! Using this form you can apply for a chance to win some funding to improve your local green space.

There are individual grants of up to £500 available. Organisations that apply must be connected to a local housing association – preference will be given to those taking action on social housing estates.

The winners will be decided by the Backyard Nature Green Youth Board. We will announce the winners on a rolling monthly basis, as the Green Youth Board meets to discuss applications. 
 
Summer fund applicants are expected to use their funding by September 2022. If you are successful in your funding bid, we will be asking you to gather together a group young people to do some Green Research about the outdoor spaces in a local housing estate. 

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your second name?

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* 3. What is a good email address to reach you on?

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* 4. What is a good phone number to reach you on? 

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* 5. What is the postcode of where you would be carrying out your project if you won funding?

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* 6. What is the name of  your organisation?

Unfortunately we are not able to give funding out to individuals. If you want to take part please align with a community group, school or housing estate community centre. 

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* 8. Please can you tell us a little bit about your community.

Who lives here? What are their ages? Does your community include people from different backgrounds or from marginalised backgrounds based on ethnicity, age, income, disability etc.? Do people feel a sense of belonging?

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* 9. Does everyone already get to enjoy nature and the outdoors? If not, why not?

For example, do some people find it hard to get outside because they have a physical disability or because there are locked gates keeping people out? Do some people feel like they are too busy or that they don't know enough about the outdoors? Do some people feel like it's not a nice outdoor space to be in because it's dangerous or not taken care of?

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* 10. If you won some funding, what would you do with it?

For example, would you buy things for the space like benches, planting boxes or seeds? Would you use money for a service, like hiring someone to teach your community about growing trees or cutting back stinging nettles?

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* 11. Please can you give us a shopping list of what the funding would be for?

Please include all the items or services as well as how much each part costs e.g 2 x benches @ £250 per bench = £500, 1kg wildflower seed = £50, 20 x pairs gardening gloves @ £2 per pair = £40, 2 hours of training from a tree expert = £150 etc…

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* 12. How would buying these things or services benefit your community?

For example, would it make people happier? Would it bring people together so they are less lonely? Would it help people learn how to love and take care of nature? Would it help make people healthier?

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* 13. Roughly how many people from your community would benefit from this action?

E.g. 30 people would be involved in gardening sessions, 10 children would be trained in beekeeping, 150 people would benefit from being able to access the estate.

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* 14. If you won funding to buy things to improve your patch, who would take care of these over the next few years?
 
For example, who would water plants? Who would weed flower beds? If this question isn't relevant for what you want to use funding on, please write not relevant. 

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