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As practised at Ananda Gaorii, Sieben Linden
When choosing personal projects, it might restrict Volunteers’ ability to follow their creativity if there is no funding for them.
What is it/ How do you do it?
There are a few different funding schemes which can provide a theme or prompt to help Personal Project ideas to develop and, crucially, some useful finances to pursue it.
One such funding stream is the EU Solidarity Project which supports young people in a region to design and deliver a project that benefits and enriches their community:
For example, via funding through a Solidarity Project in Ananda Gaorii, a bee keeping site was build and a local bee keeper held courses to pass on the knowledge.
Such a project could also include Biodiversity Information Boards as they were created in Sieben Linden, alongside a demonstrational Bee-hive, with infographics showing what our Supermarkets would look like if we didn’t have bees. These boards were durable, attractive and informative to visitors and the Volunteers learned physical craft skills, digital design and bee-keeping while implementing the project.
This is just one example, and the funded project content can be tailored according to Volunteers’ interests.
What is important is that the Volunteers feel empowered and gain experience while also adding value to the community they live in.
Check with your National Agency (NA) for funding deadlines for these Solidarity Project applications.
What is Needed: