Opportunities

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There are plenty of ways to get involved with Our Bright Future. Many of the projects operate at a local level, although some are available nationwide. Do get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific project and we can put you in touch with the relevant project leader.
Here are the current advertised opportunities:
Grow Wild
Youth Project Funding Open 
Are you 14-25 and want to flex your creative skills? Grow Wild are offering you the chance to apply for £500 to lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. 
Rolling programme so you can apply at any time. Seasonal panel reviews of applications. Autumn 2018 deadline: 28 September. Winter 2018 deadline: 30 November. More information here
Grow Wild
Applications open for Grow Wild Community Projects 2019 
Grow Wild is awarding grants of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups across the UK to deliver projects in their community focused on UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi. Applications for funding close at midday on Monday 10 December 2018. 
More information and eligibility guide here
Student Eats
Student Eats Conference 
Tuesday 30 October 2018. Manchester Metropolitan University. Student Eats enterprises are entitled to two free places. Standard delegate: £30. An inspiring day filled with all things food; from growing and eating to making and selling. Meet other students who are passionate about food growing on campus or running sustainable food enterprises. Click here for more information and tickets. 
Neighbourly
Funding available from Neighbourly 
Neighbourly are partnering with a national retailer on a 12 month environmentally themed programme which will provide £800 grants to over 400 good causes across the UK. Submit your application here
Youth Work Week
Youth Work Week 2018
5-11 November 2018 is Youth Work Week. This year the theme is ‘What is youth work?’ The National Youth Agency are asking everyone in the sector to record a 60 second video about what youth work is to you. Find out more and get involved here
#iwill week
#iwill Week 2018
12-16 November 2018 is #iwill Week, hosted by Step up to Serve. This year it will focus on the community benefits of young people taking social action. Find out more and download resources here
Uprising
Environmental Leadership Programme recruiting 
Are you 19-25 and interested in helping the environment but have no idea where to start? The UpRising Environmental Leadership Programme  is a free, part time, nine month course. Applications are open in Bedford, Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Manchester. 
The next programme will start in October 2018. Apply here
Young person at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Youth Environmental Action Fund
The Green Futures Youth Environmental Action Fund can provide grants from £50 to £1,000 for young people aged 11-24 to run events, meetings or workshops, or purchase resources for practical environmental work. Your project must improve the local natural environment or help to raise awareness about environment issues. 
You must be in or around the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Application deadlines: 13 September and 5 November 2018. More information and apply here