Pitch your idea to a panel of judges to "win" project funding
Face the Challenge was a young entrepreneurs project that was piloted by the Jack Petchey Foundation in BASILDON and HARLOW. We asked young people to pitch "Dragon's Den" style for funding for a group or community project of their choice. We wanted them to identify an area of need, make a funding application and pitch ideas to a panel of experts.
Of all the applications received FIVE received funding upto a maximum of £2,000 towards their project!
The shortlisted groups also attended a specialist bootcamp where they recievedpublic speaking training to help them to pitch their idea and sell their project.
2014 Winning Projects:
Maru Karate Kai - Basildon
Awarded £1,500 for a confidence building programme for Year 7 students upon joining secondary school. They will run workshops in schools and use confidence building exercises and expert advice from their karate tutors to deliver the project.
Basildon Youth Council - Basildon
Awarded £2,000 to deliver their Cyber-Stop project to drive awareness and provide support for victims of cyber-bullying. They will create informative literature and a music video to spread awareness about the serious nature of the issue, and encourage young people to fight against it.
1st Kingsmoor Scouts - Harlow
Awarded £2,000 to develop Scouts information technology skills and undertake their photography and technology badges at the unit, using the funds to purchase new equipment and training.
Phoenix Theatre School - Harlow
Awarded £2,000 towards their Phoenix Youth Repertory Company. The project will offer performance, technical and directing opportunities for young people in up to four performances a year for schoolchildren in the Harlow area.
Razed Roof - Harlow
Awarded £1600 for their ‘Love the Planet’ project that combines theatrical opportunities with driving awareness about environmental issues. They will conduct workshops in a number of schools in Essex to engage with young people about climate change through the medium of drama.
Congratulations to everybody who took part in the 2014 Challenge!!