Young Roots

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Young Roots is a grant programme designed to engage young people aged 13-25 with their heritage.  Young Roots projects stem directly from the interest and ideas of young people, who are supported by youth and heritage organisations to develop skills, build confidence, and connect with their local communities.

Programme priorities

To receive a Young Roots grant, your project must relate to the varied heritage of the UK and:

  • provide new opportunities for a wider range of young people aged 13 to 25 to learn about their own and others' heritage;
  • allow young people to lead and take part in creative and engaging activities;
  • develop partnerships between youth organisations and heritage organisations; and
  • create opportunities to celebrate young people's achievements in the project and share their learning with the wider community.

Your project must also create new opportunities for young people to either:

  • volunteer in heritage; or
  • gain skills in identifying, recording, interpreting or caring for heritage.