We are pleased to tell you about a local projects fund for Reading Hack in 16/17. This will support Reading Hackers in running local projects which inspire their peers to take part in creative and cultural reading and writing activity in their communities. This might include workshops or artist events either as a single or series of events. We are open to young people’s ideas!
Young people can submit their ideas to us throughout the year. We will select the best ideas on a monthly basis. The proposed idea should be for an activity related to reading and writing.
About the Reading Hack projects fund
• We will support ideas with financial assistance of between £50-£250
• Applications need to come from young people taking part in Reading Hack with the endorsement of a librarian or school teacher (to whom the money will be sent).
• Young people can apply anytime. We will review applications and select ideas on a monthly basis.
• From time to time, we might invite applications relating to a particular theme or campaign e.g. reading and health, or World Book Night.
• There is no limit to the number of times you can apply, however we suggest putting in no more than one application every three months
• The activity will need to be promoted and evidenced on the Reading Hack website
Currently this opportunity is open to schools and libraries who are part of the Reading Hack learning group (former pilot groups). In September 2016, the opportunity will also be made available to library authorities and schools who sign up to join the Reading Hack network.
Why does the application need to come from young people?
Reading Hack endorses youth-led approaches to running activities. By making the application themselves, young people have ownership over their project and can also develop new skills e.g. fundraising and budget planning.
To apply: please see the link to the application form (survey monkey) at the end of this article.
Before applying, please check the following:
• Are you a member of the Reading Hack learning group? (former pilot groups)
• Is the application coming from one or more young people? You will need to supply first names and ages.
• Does the library or school endorse this activity and is able to invoice us for the money if successful?
• Do you have details about the specific activity planned? Do you know how much it will cost? The more detail you provide, the greater the chance of success.
• Do you plan to involve other young people in the activity? The more young people you can involve, the greater chance of success – particularly for larger amounts of financial assistance.
• Will you be able to provide evidence of activity afterwards which can be shared with Reading Hack e.g. evaluation, article write-up, photographs? This includes young people adding the activity to the Reading Hack website.
If you have any questions, please email Claire Styles at firstname.lastname@example.org
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