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A dust storm is brewing... Take part in our online poll!

We've joined forces with National Youth Agency and others to support the Heritage Lottery Fund's pioneering new Kick The Dust programme. 

Kick the Dust is a £10 million grants programme for ambitious youth-focused projects that transform how heritage organisations engage with young people aged 11-25. Young people named the initiative, hoping to stir things up, kick up a storm, inspire change and ensure heritage is relevant to young people’s lives. 

Twelve grants of between £500,000 and £1m have been allocated to projects across the UK that will involve more young people in heritage. Plans include a ‘Dragons’ Den’-style heritage funding project in Leicester; an England-wide plan to connect young people from less affluent areas with their local green spaces; and a scheme inviting young people to create training for museum staff.

Throughout this week we're inviting our young people to offer their insights via social media. Find us on Twitter on @Groundwrk_Youth and take part in our online polls:

Question 1.) Click here to answer on Twitter

What does heritage mean to you?
  •  Historic buildings and ruins
  • Local identity and culture
  • Meeting points and landscapes that mean something to a lot of people
  •  I don’t know

Question 2.) Click here to answer on Twitter

What experience are you looking to gain by volunteering at your local park?
  • Just for fun, enjoyment
  • To meet new people and try new hobbies
  • To learn new skills
  • To help me get a job

Question 3.) Click here to answer on Twitter

      We need to future proof our parks with innovative solutions – tell us how you would like to fundraise for your local park:
  • Bag packing at supermarkets
  • Crowdfunding
  • Raising and Giving Days e.g. fun-fayre events
  • Sponsored physical challenge e.g. mud run, park run
  • Supporting a social enterprise e.g. community shop/cafe

Want to take part and answer our questions but you don't have Twitter? No problem! Email your responses to

Want to find out more about The Future Proof Parks Project and Kick The Dust?

Click here for more info.

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