Young people in Scotland Think Big

Young people across Scotland are coming up with big ideas for their local communities, as part of O2's Think Big programme.

Think Big, which is being run by O2 in partnership with UK Youth and the National Youth Agency, is supporting projects run by 13-25 year olds that benefit the local community. This includes providing start up grants of £300, training and advice, as well as the opportunity to apply for a further £2,500.

Youth Scotland, the network of youth clubs and groups across Scotland, has been supporting young people by helping to deliver the training, as well as raising the awareness of the project north of the border.

In Scotland, a number of projects have already seized the opportunity to get projects off the ground. For example, the FoodCycle project, led by four young people from Edinburgh, is aiming to transform waste food from supermarkets into tasty and nutritious meals to be served in a local community kitchen. The Big Shouter, a project based in East Renfrewshire, is using their grant to facilitate a youth health information service for their peers in the local area. And Fife Youth Radio are already turning their big idea into reality by running their own radio show, complete with a 'what's on guide' for local young people.

Find out more about how your group can get involved here.

You can also find more information on the O2 Think Big website.