British Council offers grants to student, youth orgs

Nannette Mercado, British Council assistant director, said there should be at least 20 members with ages between 15 and 30 years in the student and youth groups who wish to apply for the grants.

She said the top 10 entries will be selected and their respective project proposals will be uploaded on the website of the British Council for online voting. The top five project proponents will then be subjected to a panel presentation.

“This is not a popularity contest. Online voting is not an end-all criteria for the selection,” said Patrick Erestain, regional project manager.

Erestain said youth groups must submit signed endorsements from local government officials, school authorities or established non-government organizations.

Those who wish to apply can see the website of the British Council,

Deadline of submission is August 15, 2006.