Grow For It 2017

Youth project applications have now closed!

Thank you to everyone who applied. We'll be contacting applicants shortly... 

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Grow Wild is awarding £500 to young people aged 12–25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

There are two funding streams – Transform a Space and Get Creative. Read on to find out more.

Applying is easy! You just need to create a short video application and send it to us.

Successful projects will be selected by a judging panel of young people, from across the UK, who have previously been involved with Grow Wild.

Get Creative 



We’re looking for talented and imaginative young people aged 12 - 25 to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants by using visual art, music, poetry, dance, theatre… whatever it is that you’re good at! 

We’ll be showcasing all of the Get Creative projects at a weekend takeover event in Edinburgh. This will take place at the Summerhall arts centre on 23 – 25 June 2017, and will be your opportunity to present or perform at an iconic arts venue.  Make sure you keep the date free!

Grow Wild will pay for travel and accommodation costs in addition to the £500 grant.

We recommend you call us to discuss your ideas on the numbers below, particularly if you are doing a performance piece. 

PDF icon Download the guidance document for more information and inspiration

Applications closed on the 28 February 2017. 

Transform a Space



We’re looking for young people aged 12-25 who have a brilliant idea for transforming a communal space with native wild flowers and plants in their local area.  

Does somewhere come to mind? Great!

And to spread the wild flower love, projects should involve another group of people in your local area. This group should be a different age to you and your friends, such as a local primary school, residents group or community project. Think about who you already know or any new groups you’d like to get involved. Could you transform a small area that would really make a difference in people’s lives?

Your project can involve more than sowing and growing – be as creative as you like. Think wild, innovative and eye catching!

PDF icon Download the guidance document for more information and inspiration

Applications closed on the 28 February 2017. 

Read this before you apply!

You must be known to a youth, community or education organisation that can receive the £500 on your behalf. Money can’t be transferred to your personal bank account or any other personal bank account. 

Please talk to someone at your nominated supporting organisation about your project idea before you apply and make sure they read the guidance document below.

PDF icon Guidance for supporting organisations

To ask a question or discuss your project idea please get in touch with Kate on 020 8332 5445 or Catherine on 020 8332 5444 or email: [email protected]