Except for young people with additional needs, or those who need more support, we encourage the young person applying to take responsibility for their project.
To enable this, each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation with a named contact person to work with them.
Grow Wild is not able to make payments to individuals – so eligible Supporting Organisations will receive the grant on behalf of the applicant they’re working with. They’ll also help with managing budget and spend.
An important part of the role of the Supporting Organisation is to ensure that the young person is able to complete their project safely, providing necessary guidance and making sure that adequate health and safety and safeguarding procedures are in place and followed.
You can support more than one young person, as long as their projects are clearly different.
It’s important to note that whilst the Grow Wild team are very happy to help with general support around using the grant and project process, we are not able to offer advice on day-to-day running of the project, or technical practicalities. This is where the Supporting Organisation comes in.
Previous Grow Wild grant recipient, Ines Stuart-Davidson/ RGB Kew