Wanted: young people with Big ideas!
O2 Think Big aims to find young people with great ideas and help them turn their ideas into reality. This is done by awarding funding and delivering training and support. Projects have to help the community or tackle a problem with society. Projects that only help one person will not be accepted. Beyond that, applicants can do everything or anything – in fact the more bold and creative the ideas, the better.
The following is available under Think Big (Level 1):
- £300 cash for the project
- training and support
- a Think Big merchandise pack
- communications tools
- support from the team of O2 helpers
- chances to win gig tickets and other prizes
Think Big projects that are invited to be taken further could receive even more, including up to £2,500 cash for the project (given in stages).
Projects must help the community or tackle a problem with society and funding can be spent on anything appropriate that will make the project work, apart from on a salary for the applicant. Individuals or groups between the ages of 13 and 25 can apply for, and run, a project.
The next deadline for applications to be received is 11 March 2015, with another three funding rounds this year.
Further information is available on the Think Big website