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Justice, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Programme

Total fund amount:£13,000
Individual grants of up to:£4,000

Fund details & criteria

Fund purpose

The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) programme aims to build capacity for organisations who want to run nature-focused activities for young people who are underrepresented in environmental action. we aim to deliver a tailored programme of water and nature-based activities and to offer a platform and voice for those we are supporting to feel the benefits of connecting to nature. -Celebrate the role of water as a driver for nature wherever you live -Run activities aimed at young people (and families) in marginalised communities who are less likely to be connected to nature, so they can become JEDI Nature Champions -With our support, create content like videos and images involving the JEDI Nature Champions to improve representation, demonstrate your impact and secure further funding What’s On Offer We are looking for 3 or 4 groups in the Thames Water region to help us share water based nature activities! £3,000-4,000 of funding across one year to run 4x water-based nature activities for young people (1 per season) We will support projects that are aimed at young people and communities who are underrepresented in environmental action and want to share what they are doing. Whether they are long established or just getting started! Resources such as different nature activities can be found on the Backyard Nature website. Support including storyboards scripts and visits will be made available to selected projects. WHO CAN APPLY? JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Nature Champions are young individuals or groups of young people who are passionate about nature and want to inspire others to feel included and take action where they live. They come from communities typically under represented in environmental action, such as: People of Colour and People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds People with disabilities People from LGBTQIA+ communities People from areas of social deprivation People from low socioeconomic status households HOW TO APPLY: -Follow the instructions to set up your ActionFunder page and a project. -Your project should fit the remit of the JEDI Programme and include connecting young people with nature.

Required application format

Video pitches
Written pitches

Who can apply?

Community Group or other Informal Group
Registered charity


Custom catchment area near RG1 1HE.

Funded projects to be delivered by


Focus areas

Funded by

Thames Water Utilities Limited


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