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.