Want to work on exciting projects to transition to a sustainable society? Well here’s two excellent opportunities for Birmingham residents to get excellent experience, training.. and some dosh.
#1 – Climate KIC Pioneers into Practice (deadline soon)
Are you already working on something sustainable or low-carbon, in any field? This EU-funded programme gives you an opportunity to work on something low-carbon for a month in a different work environment.. and then work a month in another EU country too. Even better, the placements are arranged for you, you get high-quality training in Transition Management (running sustainability ‘experiments’) and up to €8000 to cover your time and expenses.
I know that sounds a bit too good to be true, but trust me, it’s not a scam! I participated in the programme a couple of years ago and found it an incredibly valuable experience. The only catch is that the application deadline is this Friday (21st)! Though I reckon if you give them a call, you could get a few days extra if you need it. (also if you’d like a skilled professional work for free on a low-carbon project in your organisation for a month, you can apply to host a placement)
This one’s open to absolutely everyone who’d like to create positive change – you don’t even need a specific project in mind. It all kicks off with the FutureShift Festival on 24th April, then 10 weeks of field visits, talks and dinners, then 10 weeks of venture development – all for free, and all in evenings and weekends so there’s no need to give up your day job. The top 15 ventures will then each receive up to £30,000 of funding to get your project started.
–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk
Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)