TIME is running out for young eco-enthusiasts to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Clapham based Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).

The trust’s Youth Environmental Action Fund provides cash grants and support for 11 to 24 year olds to set up and deliver small scale projects that will raise environmental awareness or improve the natural environment in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

This is the final round of grants the scheme will be making available, and the deadline is Monday, February 3.

It has already funded projects such as school recycling initiatives, wildlife gardens and meadows, community art and dance performances, eco markets and the release of young eels into the River Rawthey in Sedbergh.

Fiona Busfield, project officer at YDMT said: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to give groups of enthusiastic young people a helping hand in putting put their eco ideas into practice. Over the last five years, we have awarded more than £15,000 to around 21 projects and we know they make a real difference to their young person’s local environment.

“We encourage people to think outside the box; so if you have an idea that you believe can have an impact then get in touch.”

To find out more visit: ydmt.org/action-fund or contact Fiona Busfield on 015242 51002 or email fiona.busfield@ydmt.org