We’re proud to be working with our Housing Association Consortium and Green Youth Board to create access to Green Microgrants! During this final round of funding, we are offering up to £1,000 for your patch, which could include money for creating a nature haven, making patches a bit prettier, or running some fun activities! 🌻🐝
This round we are interested in projects that support nature or support young people to get out into nature during the colder months. Here are a few examples:
Buying wet weather gear or cold weather gear to make a clothes bank for young people in your group
Items that will help wildlife during the winter – like bird feeders
Planning winter nature walks or activities for local young people
Buying fruit bushes or trees for winter planting
Buying or making free nature activities or resources to do this winter
To access our Green Microgrants, participants will complete our Green Research survey with a group of young people to collect information about the outdoor spaces in housing estates. We provide all of the questions and the toolkit so that teams of researchers can have fun and tell us more about the spaces where they live.
Must engage 20 young people aged 7-25
Organisations that apply must be connected to a local housing association – preference will be given to those taking action on social housing estates
Must be youth-led
Young people must fill out our green research survey by the end of January 2023
Action must be delivered and impact reporting completed by the end of February 2023
You must tell us what impact the project has had, as well as some info about who you have supported
Give you up to £1,000 as a micro-grant
Send you a nature pack
Feed your data back into our Housing network
Green Researchers are on a mission to discover more about the outdoor spaces around them – looking at the plants, animals and people that use it. Taking part in this research helps housing associations to see spaces from their residents’ point of view, and also helps our green researchers decide to how to best spend their microgrant for their community!
All Green Peer Researchers will:
Measure local green spaces
Using a checklist and the tools that have been supplied by Backyard Nature and the Green Housing Consortium.
Share ideas for the better use of local green spaces
Working in a group, share back to local housing teams about the potential of local spaces.
Be part of a national network
There will be a national network of Green Researchers who will influence the housing sector on the use of green spaces for young people and their families.
If you’d like to sign up for our Green Microgrant program to do some Green Research with your green space and community, here’s how!
Simply click on the button below to complete the application form. We’ll be reviewing with our Youth Board on a monthly basis so you should find out very soon if you are successful.
If you have any questions you can email us on:
With BIG THANKS to our Green Housing Consortium members and iWill for providing this funding!
Our housing association partners include Catalyst Housing, Clarion Housing Group, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, LiveWest, Peabody Housing Association, Phoenix Community Housing, Places for People, Sovereign Housing Association and Swan Housing Association.