The Sustainable Development Challenge Fund (Green Dragons Den at the Hay Festival) is intended to encourage organisations in Wales to undertake projects that demonstrate "leadership, innovation and more than a little flair".
The sponsor is looking for projects that demonstrate one or more of the following elements:
- Introduce and prove new concepts that increase sustainability action.
- Link projects, organisations and solutions in more effective ways.
- Make inspired use of seed funding.
Funded projects should fall under one of the following categories:
- The Power of Youth – Under 25s.
- Innovation for Sustainability.
- Sustainable Work & Travel.
- Sustainable Community Futures.
Finalists in each category will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts and an invited audience, with each category winner receiving a £10,000 prize to carry out their projects.
Any organisation in Wales (businesses, community groups and social enterprises) may submit ideas for a project, which should be a new and innovative approach to sustainable development.
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2012.
Go to: http://www.nptcvs.com/