Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Routes2Roots - funding available

What is Routes2Roots?


Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands (HLF WM) have launched a new campaign called #Routes2Roots. The campaign aims to inspire and challenge young people to explore heritage, culture and identity and to raise awareness about the Young Roots grant programme.


You can apply to Young Roots (£10,000 - £50,000) for projects for young people, aged 11-25, to explore the heritage that matters to them. Any not for profit organisation can apply, there is no minimum match funding and you can get a decision in just 8-10 weeks. Through these projects young people not only find out about heritage but gain confidence and new skills from curating exhibitions to film making.


Young Roots projects have to be delivered by a partnership between youth and heritage organisations. Youth organisations are anyone who works with young people. Heritage organisations are those who have expert knowledge or resources on the heritage you want to investigate.




















How can we help?

Do you have an idea for a project? Do you know a group of young people who may be interested? Or do you need help finding a heritage or youth partner?


For free advice on your ideas, how to apply and possible partners please send in a project enquiry form through the Heritage Lottery Fund website www.hlf.org.uk/your-project-idea This form is not part of the formal application process and is just a way to start a conversation with us about your ideas.



What next?

o   Tweet @HLFRoutes2Roots using the hash-tag #Routes2Roots with your ideas or stories about the heritage of Birmingham

o   Ask Amerah if there is anything you’d like to discuss amerah@beatfreeks.com

o   Keep your eyes peeled for a special event happening in Spring 2016

o   Visit www.beatfreeks.com/routes2roots for more information on the campaign and to see videos and read blogs from past projects!

o   Find out more about Young Roots on HLF’s website www.hlf.org.uk/youngroots

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