O2 Think Big aims to find young people with great ideas and help them turn those ideas into reality by awarding funding and delivering training and support.
Grants up to £300 are available under the ‘Think Big’ scheme, and up to £2,500 can be awarded for projects progressing to ‘Think Bigger’.
All projects have to help the community or tackle a problem with society, the bolder and more creative the ideas, the better!
Think Big (Level 1): will fund the following:
£300 cash for the project.
Training and support.
A Think Big merchandise pack.
Support from the team of O2 helpers.
Chances to win gig tickets and other prizes.
Successful projects may then be able to apply to Think Bigger (Level 2). Those in invited to apply could receive the following:
Up to £2,500 cash for the project
Free O2 broadband for a year.
Support from O2 mentors.
The chance to win gig tickets and merchandise for the project group.
The opportunity to progress on to the Alumni programme.
Funding could pay for: Materials and equipment integral to the project, Cost of renting space, Transportation, Advertising, Professional fees for people to teach skills needed for the project.
Applicants between 13 and 25 can apply for and run a project. However, people of any age can get involved in the project.
The next deadline for applications is 11 March 2015.
For further information, visit the 02 Think Big website.