Kick the Dust! New funding for youth-focused projects

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Kick the Dust is a £10 million grants programme for ambitious youth-focused projects that transform how heritage organisations engage with young people aged 11-25. You will be able to apply for a grant from £500,000 to £1million as part of a consortium, which should include heritage and youth organisations.

Young people named this initiative, hoping to stir things up, inspire change and ensure heritage is relevant to young people’s lives. For the first time, HLF will also be asking young people to help us decide about which applications should be funded.

On 23 September 2016, we will publish application guidance and project enquiry forms on our website. There will be a mandatory project enquiry stage to tell us your ideas followed by a two-round application process. There will be one opportunity to apply for Kick the Dust. You will need to submit your enquiry form by 2 December 2016. The deadline for first-round applications will be 20 February 2017.

Information workshops will be held across the UK in late September and October. These will offer an opportunity to find out more about Kick the Dust and all of our funding for young people, ask questions and meet others who are interested in the programme.

We have limited information available at the moment. Please hold on to any detailed questions about the programme until after the guidance is published in September; our officers won’t be able to help you before then. If you have any queries about information workshops, our programme priorities or want to clarify any of the details above, we will try and answer these here.

View Melissa Strauss's profile Melissa Strauss Aug 31 2016 - 2:30pm
  1. We've had a terrific response to the workshops so far - over 300 people have signed up across the UK and some events have a waiting list.  If you want to register interest in a workshop that is 'sold out' and you can't make it to another venue, please contact sbd@hlf.org.uk to let us know.

    Last week we met with the CEOs of the organisations funded by ACE to do 'bridging' work between schools/colleges/youth organisations and cultural organisations in England.  It was a wide-ranging conversation which touched on Kick the Dust.

    One of the questions asked was whether the same organisation could apply as part of different consortium. The answer is yes, in theory, although we would expect you to demonstrate you had the capacity to deliver effectively across more than one project should they be funded. We will be looking at all of the project enquiry forms, right across the UK, in late November/early December and will have a clear picture of which organisations intend to be involved where.

  2. View Jo Reilly's profile Jo Reilly
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  3. Hello,

    More information about Kick the Dust is now available on our website, including links to the application guidance and forms.

    This guidance should tell you everything you need to know about the programme - from what we will be expecting to how to apply.

    Have a look - and feel free to post any questions you have here on the online community.

     

  4. View Melissa Strauss's profile Melissa Strauss
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  5. Hi

    Firstly, thank you for the London Kick the Dust workshop on 28th September, it was extremely useful and particularly great to be able to speak with others interested in the opportunities the funding offers.  

    In an attempt to aid the brokering of possible partnerships, I wondered if it would be possible to share the delegate lists from all workshops? For example, my colleagues in our Scotland team are keen to know more about who they can speak with as they were unable to attend the Glasgow event.

    Thanks again

    Amy

     

     

  6. View Amy Cervantes's profile Amy Cervantes
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    Thanks for the feedback Amy. We're just checking in with delegates across all the events that they're happy for some organisational detail to be shared and then we'll post the full list here - look out for it next week.

    Best wishes, Jo

  8. View Jo Reilly's profile Jo Reilly
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    Hi Jo - have there been any developments on the delegate list that I may have missed?

    Best wishes,

    Adam

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  11. Hi, apologies if they've already been attached somewhere, but will the slides from the Kick the Dust information workshops be posted here? I thought they said at the Nottingham event that they would be.

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    Hi, apologies if they've already been attached somewhere, but will the slides from the Kick the Dust information workshops be posted here? I thought they said at the Nottingham event that they would be.

    Pippa Robson

    Hi Pippa and all delegates,

    The slides are attached here. Please tell colleagues who want to see them that they will need to be logged into the community in order to see/open attachments (text content is available to browse without logging in).  Thanks to everyone who came to the workshops and participated so fully.

    Jo

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  15. Hi, I just wanted to say I found yesterday’s ‘Kick the Dust’ workshop in Birmingham extremely useful. Melissa mentioned that the slides from the workshop will be available on ‘Our Community’ page on HLF website, but I can’t seem to find them. Please suggest where the workshop slides can be found. Many thanks!

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    Thanks Anita, we really appreciate the feedback. Slide presentation now attached to my last post in this thread. Jo

  18. View Jo Reilly's profile Jo Reilly
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  19. Brilliant workshop yesterday in Birmingham!

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